2022 Mercedes GLC revealed with three plug-in models offered

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Author: | Updated: 06 Jun 2022 13:28

Mercedes has unveiled its updated GLC SUV, with the new model gaining a host of improved tech, a fresh look and hybrid drivetrains.

Here’s what you need to know.

Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV (X254); 2022

Mercedes GLC fast facts

  • New look on the outside
  • Infotainment system upgrades
  • All-new hybrid options available
  • Plug-in model capable of 75 of electric range
  • Order books set to open later in the summer

Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV (X254); 2022

Mercedes GLC styling

To the untrained eye, not much has changed on the outside, but a closer look reveals a plethora of changes. Up front you’ll find a larger, wider grille with a new version of the Mercedes badge. It’s flanked by a set of redesigned LED headlights that are sharper than the previous ones.

To the side, the eagle-eyed will be able to spot a number of new crease lines that add depth and give the car a more sporting appearance. Round the back, the tail lights have been redesigned too, with the new look set off with a pair of fresh bumpers.

18,in, 19in and 20in alloy wheels will be available, and AMG Line models will benefit from a number of upgrades including chrome trim and a sportier body kit.

Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV (X254); 2022

Mercedes GLC interior and tech

Inside, changes are more noticeable, with the car borrowing infotainment and driver display screens from the latest C-Class. That essentially means there’s a large 11.9in touchscreen in the centre of the dash, while the driver gets a vivid driver display screen too.

The system means that most of the car’s buttons have been done away with, with primary controls operated via the touchscreen or via the brand’s excellent “Hey Mercedes” voice command system.

The rest of the cabin is as plush and luxurious as you’d expect for a Mercedes SUV, with a redesigned dashboard incorporated smart-looking air vents, while the centre console incorporates a storage space and a leather-clad central arm rest.

Boot space has increased by 50 litres too, up to 600 litres – more than many rivals can offer.

Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV (X254); 2022

Mercedes GLC drivetrains

From launch, a host of mild-hybrid and plug-in models will be available. The range kicks off with a 2.0-litre petrol mild-hybrid producing 205hp. This is also available as a more potent 260hp variation should you wish.

Unusually, three plug-in models will be offered: one diesel, and two petrols. They all use the same 31kWh battery pack, which means you can expect between 63 and 75 miles of electric-only range depending on whether you plump for one of the petrols or diesel.

A mild-hybrid diesel will also be offered, which produces 197hp. All models feature an automatic gearbox and Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel drive system. Air suspension will also be offered as an option.

Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV (X254); 2022

Mercedes GLC leasing and release date

The all-new GLC is set to hit the market later in the summer, with deliveries beginning for UK customers by the end of the year. We’ll bring you leasing plans as soon as they’re available.

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