By Veeno Dewan
The handsome looking 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is four door, five passenger SUV that has undergone a subtle restyle, with a larger grille and a prominent Tri-Star Mercedes logo now even bigger. It doesn’t disguise it premium chops by any means. Opt for the coupe model and you gai slinkier roofline. New for 2021 is an Active Parking Assist with Parktronic (self-parking system) as standard along with
Keyless entry/ignition. The AMG models get their own designs of alloy
wheels and grilles, along with aerodynamic additions such as different
front and rear fascia’s. They’re desirable but very expensive. The GLCs
are all assembled in Germany.
We tested the GLC300 4Matic which in entry-level, rear-drive GLC 300
SUV form has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of
$49,900. However options drove the price past a heady $63,000
The GLC 300 has a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivering
255hp and decent fuel economy. The 9-speed automatic transmits its
torque via a AWD 4MATIC system. As standard equipment includes:
14-way power-adjustable driver’s seat w/memory,10.25-inch
infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone
integration, Active Parking Assist w/Parktronic and the Self-parking
system. The infotainment screen delivers vivid displays with various
modes of control, including a console-mounted touchpad, voice
command, gesture activation, or steering-wheel-mounted controls. Clear,
precise graphics for navigation and the excellent “Hey Mercedes” voice
activated command system are highlights. The smartphone integration
system is also easy to use. There is a powered tailgate and safety is high
with: as standard forward-collision mitigation, Blind-Spot Assist with
Exit Warning Assist, and Crosswind Assist.
In terms of the interior one gains one of the finest cabins in its class.
trimmed in sumptuous materials—from wood to carbon fiber to nappa
leather and aluminium
Finding the ideal driving position is easy thanks to the electric seats, and
outward vision is excellent. There’s room enough for five occupants in
the comfortable seats and there are plenty of storage areas like the large
glove box, generous door pockets, and a cubby in the center console.
Behind the rear seats is 20.5 cubic feet of cargo space – not huge, but
adequate and is accessed by a powered hatchback.
To sum up, the GLC300 delivers fully on Mercedes-Benz quality and
engineering, and spectacular interior design. As much as one would like
to sell a kidney for the super hot AMG versions, the GLC 300 will do
2021 Mercedes Benz GLC300 MRSP FROM $49,900
More info at www.mercedes Benz.ca