Mercedes-Benz is gearing-up to give the GLC a facelift, with a test mule of the upcoming SUV having been spotted in Germany. The Mercedes-Benz GLC was globally launched in 2015 and the SUV arrived on Indian shores in June 2016.
Since it’s a mid-life facelift, we expect minor changes on the styling front with restyled LED headlight and bumper along with a slightly different grill. The overall styling and profile will be similar to the current GLC.
The German brand will also update the interiors of the SUV. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC’s interior will be inspired by the one seen on the face-lifted C-Class. So expect a dual touch-pad interface for the infotainment on the steering wheel, a 12.3-inch digital dashboard and a sleeker, high-resolution infotainment screen.
There are no details regarding the powertrain. However, it has been reported that the Mercedes-Benz GLC facelift could be powered by the new 2.0-litre diesel engine, which made its debut on the new C-class with a power rating of 194hp and 400Nm of torque.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC is currently on sale in India with both petrol and diesel powerplants. The face-lifted GLC is expected to make its global debut next year and it’s highly likely to be launched in our market by mid or late 2019. The Mercedes-Benz GLC goes up against the Volvo XC60, BMW X3 and the recently launched Audi Q5.