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Mercedes-Benz to Unveil Made-in-India GLC SUV on September 29


German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz is all set to unveil the made-in-India GLC SUV on September 29, 2016. The localized version of Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV aims at catering to the escalating demand for luxury SUVs in India.

The Completely Built Up (CBU) version of GLC SUV was launched by Mercedes-Benz in the month of June this year. On witnessing the phenomenal success of the vehicle in India, the luxury auto manufacturer decided to localize its manufacturing in the country.

This good news will certainly excite car enthusiasts as GLC manufactured in India will be available at a cheaper price compared to the imported version of the vehicle. as per the newspaper reports, the Indian version of GLC SUV will be Rs 1.5 to 2 lakhs cheaper compared to the CBU version which costs between 50.70 to 50.90 lakhs. This significant drop in prices will also help GLC SUV to gain a competitive advantage over its competitors in India, especially—BMW X3 and Audi5.

Both petrol and diesel version of GLC SUV are being manufactured in India at the production plant of Mercedes-Benz located in Chakan, Pune. Currently, eight Mercedes-Benz models are assembled at the plant—the C-class, E-class, S-class, the GLE, the GLS, the GLA and Mercedes-Maybach S500. GLC SUV will be the ninth model in the portfolio of Mercedes-Benz to be locally assembled.

Here are the Specifications of Made-in-India GLC SUV

  • Dimensions—4,656 mm in length, 1,644 mm in height, and 2,096 in width.
  • Has a wheelbase of 2,874 mm.
  • Has a boot space capacity of 550 litres.
  • Has a set of 2-litre petrol and diesel engine. The petrol engine is capable of generating 245 bhp and 370 Nm of peak torque, and the diesel engine generates 170 bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque.

Further details about the interesting features of GLC SUV will be known once the luxury car gets unveiled tomorrow.

However, as observed in other locally-assembled auto models of Mercedes-Benz, the GLC SUV may be launched without certain equipment and features that are offered in the Completely Built Up version; such as— 3-zone air-conditioner, automatic tailgate opening mechanism, memory seats, and standard navigation system.

The imported version of GLC SUV has been awarded a 5-star safety rating by The European New Car Assessment Program. We hope that the locally assembled version of the vehicle will also feature similar safety characteristics.

-       By Monalisa Biswas

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