New Mercedes Vari­ant GLC is bar­gain priced

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Motor Guide - By EWAN KENNEDY

MERCEDES-BENZ has added a lower cost model to the GLC SUV range. It has a 2.0- litre, turbo- petrol en­gine (135kW/ 300Nm), full-time rear-wheel-drive, rides on 19-inch al­loy wheels and uses LED head­lights.

The Mercedes GLC 200 SUV has a rec­om­mended re­tail price of $61,990. This new Mercedes GLC 200 SUV re­places the pre­vi­ous GLC 220 d models, which were sig­nif­i­cantly more ex­pen­sive at $67,500 for the GLC SUV and $78,500 for the Coupe.

Stan­dard on the new model are Park­ing Pi­lot with a 360-de­gree cam­era, Au­dio 20 en­ter­tain­ment sys­tem which in­cludes seven-inch colour dis­play, touch­pad con­trol, satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion, dig­i­tal ra­dio, me­dia in­ter­face with smart­phone in­te­gra­tion.

Safety fea­tures in­clude nine airbags, Pre-Safe crash anticipatory sys­tem, Col­li­sion Pre­ven­tion As­sist Plus, At­ten­tion As­sist, and Blind Spot As­sist.

The first ship­ment of the Merc GLC 200 SUV won’t be here till Septem­ber 2018, but deal­ers are tak­ing orders now.

WITHIN TOUCH: Mercedes’ mid­size GLC SUV is an ex­cel­lent tour­ing car.

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