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Mercedes-Benz GLC Gets Some New Features

German luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has launched the updated version of the GLC SUV in India at a starting price of Rs 57.40 lakh (ex-showroom). The update carries a few essential features that were missing in the facelift version of the SUV, which was launched in December 2019. With this, the prices of GLC has also been increased across the variant line-up.

Here are the revised prices: – 


Old Price

New Price


GLC 200 (Petrol)

Rs 53.28 lakh

Rs 57.40 lakh

Rs 4.12 lakh

GLC 200d 4Matic (Diesel)

Rs 58.33 lakh

Rs 63.15 lakh

Rs 4.82 lakh

*All prices ex-showroom India.

As the above table indicates, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC has received a steep price hike of up to Rs 4.82 lakh. For this abrupt price increment, Mercedes has offered added set of equipment which includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster (replacing the analogue cluster), remote engine start-stop function with pre-cooling functionality, front seats with massage function, a 360-degree camera, and an updated version of Mercedes Me Connect (MMC) connected car technology with voice integration. The revised MMC tech is now also compatible with the Amazon Alexa and Google Home AI, enabling you to operate some features from your smart speaker.

Mercedes Benz GLC interior

While the new digital instrumentation cluster offers three display styles: Classic, Progressive & Sporty, the navigation system, on the other hand, now shows parking locations. Besides this, the 2021 GLC also gets two new exterior colours – Brilliant Blue, and High-Tech Silver. There are no other cosmetic changes have been made to the SUV.

2021 Mercedes Benza GLC – Engine Specifications

Mechanically, the GLC continue to utilise the same set of 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol & diesel engines. Both units come mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox as standard. Their engine specifications are as follows: – 


GLC 200 

GLC 200d 4Matic


2.0-litre Petrol

2.0-litre Diesel

Max Power



Peak Torque 




Rear-wheel drive (RWD)

4Matic all-wheel-drive (AWD) 


9-speed automatic

9-speed automatic 


Author's Take

With this update, the GLC SUV finally gets all the bells and whistles which were missing earlier. However, the premium of up to Rs 4.82 lakh that Mercedes is asking for the 2021 GLC is on the higher side. Compared to its rivals, the updated GLC is still more affordable than the BMW X3 (Rs 61.80-62.50 lakh), and Lexus NX 300h (Rs 58.20 63.63 lakh), but the diesel-powered Volvo XC60 (Rs 59.90 lakh) has surpassed the updated german offering by around Rs 3 lakh.