Facelifted new Mercedes-Benz GLC promises ‘driving enjoyment’ - Select Car Leasing
4.9 out of 5 36,500 reviews

Mon to Fri: | Sat:

Facelifted new Mercedes-Benz GLC promises ‘driving enjoyment’.

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC is now available to order - and there’s a fresh focus on driving pleasure.

In case you’re not already familiar, the hugely-popular GLC is the German manufacturer’s luxury, mid-sized, all-wheel-drive SUV which sits between the more compact GLB and GLA models, and the larger GLE and GLS vehicles, in the range.

There’s also a sleeker ‘Coupe’ version of the GLC, too - which isn’t part of this update but which is worth a look if you like that sort of thing.

When we first learned about the tweaked GLC back in June this year - Mercedes-Benz revealed how the new GLC was bigger, more practical and more technologically-sophisticated than the outgoing model.

There’s also a good choice of efficient mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains, with up to 335 hp on tap.

Now, as the GLC inches closer to UK roads, Mercedes-Benz is reminding lease customers that there’s a big new emphasis on ‘agile handling and driving enjoyment’.

A spokesperson tells us: 

“Key components of the GLC's dynamically designed chassis are a new four-link suspension at the front and a multi-link independent rear suspension mounted to a subframe.
“The standard suspension already provides a high level of ride and noise comfort, agile handling and driving enjoyment. The AMG Line specification features the sports suspension as standard while the plug-in hybrids all have air suspension and level control at the rear axle as standard.”

There are three mild-hybrid powertrain options in the UK at launch, as well as two plug-in hybrid variants

Both the mild-hybrids and the plug-in hybrids are available as a diesel or as a petrol.

It’s the PHEV diesel - ‘GLC 300 de 4MATIC’ - that’s the most potent, coming with power of 335 hp, max torque of 750 Nm and a 0-62mph time of just 6.4 seconds.

There are three model lines up for grabs - AMG Line, AMG Line Premium and AMG Line Premium Plus.

All models get a new design of sports seats which come in Black Artico as standard with a non-cost option of brown or grey as an alternative.

With the AMG Line Premium Plus, black leather is standard with the choice of ‘Saddle Brown’ or ‘Power Red’ leather a no cost option.

You can expect a suite of driver assistance and safety systems as standard, including active lane assist, collision prevention assist, and the ‘Parking Package’ with reversing camera.

There’s also the latest-generation ‘MBUX’ infotainment system that features a pair of large infotainment screens and the option of a full-colour head-up display.

If you plan to take the GLC off-road, you can also enjoy a new ‘transparent bonnet’ camera view, that ‘enables the driver to see-through the front of the vehicle at the road, or gravel, below’.

As for the looks, there’s a new simulated chrome underguard, roof rails and running boards as well as a newly-designed front end to accentuate the car’s width.

Prices to buy outright start at £51,855 on the road, which makes the GLC a rival to the Audi Q5, the BMW X5 and the Volvo XC60.

 Enjoyed this? Read our latest news:

Where To Next?

For all the latest reviews, advice and new car deals, sign up to our newsletter.

Looking for a great leasing deal? Check out our incredible range of special offers.

Read our latest reviews and find the right model for you.

Want to know more about leasing? Take a look at our comprehensive leasing guides.

Interested in everything motoring? Why not catch up on all the latest car leasing news.

Useful links

Don't just take our word for it. We're rated at 4.9/5 on independent reviews website Trustpilot from over 36,500 genuine customer reviews
From quotation to delivery the process was simple and seamless. Excellent service. Would recommend to anyone
Philip Cawtheray

Saturday, 18/05/2024