GLC gen2: Refined, robust, and ready to shine!

The choice between revolutionary versus evolutionary design must be a nightmare of a choice for car designers. Get it right, and the car you designed will go on to be a success, earning accolades, praise and most importantly great sales. But get it wrong, and the choice will haunt you for years to come. I always felt that a new model’s design should be evolutionary if the current model was a good seller, or revolutionary if the current model didn’t do well and the brand is looking to completely re-invent the image of the model in question. Luckily, the new GLC has been nothing but a huge success story since its introduction in 2015, and Mercedes-Benz designers in Stuttgart chose to build on its already fantastic design philosophy when designing the new, second generation GLC, known internally as the X254.
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Elegance and sportiness combined

One look at the side profile of the new GLC is all you need to realize that the new model is a clean, beautiful and simple design, looking as sleek as it is elegant. The rear embodies the unique, trapezoidal-shaped tail lamps, found on most MB models while the front has a bold look, with a sculpted bonnet that has a subtle, elegant single power-dome bulge in the centre, and a large grille with the three-pointed star in the middle and aggressive looking air intakes flanking the front fender.
On the inside is where the change is revolutionary however, with the large new center screen flowing up from the center console, with a separate rectangular LCD display replacing the instrument cluster to top off the MBUX infotaiment system. Clean lines, sporty seats and beautifully appointed leather and other materials are sure to please even the pickiest of critics when it comes to fit and finish, beauty and aesthetics and even roomier rear seats when compared to the current outgoing model.
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An electric drive!

Another surprise is that the new GLC will be powered exclusively by a hybridized power train, combining an electric motor to the four-cylinder powertrain which is then coupled to a 9 speed 9GTronic transmission. Day to day journeys can be covered all electrically and the electric motor usage is prioritized during longer journeys and in urban areas for example. Total output for the GLC300 comes in at 258bhp with an additional 23bhp boost from the electric motor, while the plug-in hybrid model GLC300e has a combined output of 304bhp, surely enough to put a smile on your face!

Where To Buy

There is a certain boldness that comes with the ownership of a Mercedes-Benz, even more so in an AMG. For the most demanding car enthusiasts, it means enjoying the highest level of attentiveness to detail that only very few dealerships can afford to deliver. Experiencing an AMG delivery with Mercedes-Benz West Island is not just a simple drop-in at the office – it’s an event meant to celebrate. As a proud member of the Dilawri Group, the largest automotive conglomerate in Canada, the establishment strives to be an example for others to follow.

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Don’t believe us? Book an appointment with an AMG Specialist at your nearest Dilawri Mercedes-Benz dealership and see for yourself.

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