Mercedes is coming out with a new vehicle that is replacing the GLK-Class. The new SUV is called the GLC-Class. It is slightly larger than the GLK and that was done primarily to have a bigger gap between that and the GLA SUV Mercedes has. Having too many vehicles that are similar in size and pricing can make for a hard sell to customers. No Mercedes is exactly cheaper in majority of the publics eyes, but needing separation is key.
The new GLC is going to have a 4-Clinder engine that knocks out 241 horsepower and 273 lbs of torque. It will also have a nine-speed transmission. In the United States there will be two versions to choose from; the GLC 300 and the GLC 300 4MATIC. The 4MATIC is an all-wheel drive vehicle. The new GLC is actually 4.6 inches longer in wheel base and 176 pounds lighter than the GLK. That is actually quite impressive for a larger vehicle. The new chassis that is made up from aluminum and steel is the reason for the better weight on the GLC.
We have transported many Mercedes vehicles and the GLK was one that we didn’t see much of. We are looking forward to putting the GLC on our haulers in the near future and seeing customers eyes shine bright when we deliver their new baby.
Customers will be surprised by the extra room they have in the vehicle. They have an extra 2 cubic feet of storage space and more leg room for people sitting in, getting in and getting out of the vehicle. Mercedes really tried to make sure they made the GLC with the consumer in mind. Inside the vehicle other than the extra room are updated features such as integrated GPS, radio antennae in the mirror and roof spoiler and getting away from the fin that the GLK had. It will also have soft touch leather and open-pore wood. Even tough the fuel ratings have not officially come in, experts are suggesting that the GLC will be better fuel economy wise than the GLK. The price for this vehicle will start at $39,000 and will be available sometime in November of this year.