Vehicle Profile: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV is the best-selling SUV in the German automaker’s lineup, and it doesn’t take much analysis to understand why. The compact crossover combines stylish looks with a luxurious interior, pampering passengers with high-tech features and impressive amounts of space. And it does this while offering road performance that can put many sedans to shame.
The 2020 GLC SUV received a few styling updates for the new model year. These include more aggressive front and rear bumpers and a new grille. Smaller but more intricately-designed LED headlights are now standard, and wheel sizes range from 18 inches to 20. Inside and out, the attention to every detail is evident, from the silver-shadow finish on the anodized roof rails to the grip-enhancing rubber studs on the brushed-aluminum running boards. Beautiful Nappa leather upholstery, complete with diamond-pattern stitching, steals the show, though you’ll find no flaws in the many high-quality wood trims on offer, nor in the other optional leathers. The 2020 GLC SUV is also as comfortable and spacious as it is elegant. It has plenty of room for five occupants and comes with generous door pockets, a large glove box and an impressive 20.5 cubic feet of luggage space behind the rear seats.
Mercedes-Benz continues to push the limits of what is possible with four cylinders. The 2020 GLC SUV’s 2.0-liter turbocharged engine produces 255 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, up 14 horsepower from the 2019 model. On the plug-in hybrid model, it’s paired with an 85-kW electric motor and produces 315 and 516 lb-ft of combined horsepower and torque, respectively. Both powertrains use an advanced 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission whose ability to smoothly transfer power to the wheels is rivaled only by its ability to predict the best possible gear to use in all situations. By default, power is sent to the rear wheels, though a 4MATIC® all-wheel-drive system is offered for even better on- and off-road performance. On the plug-in hybrid models, 4MATIC® is standard. With DYNAMIC SELECT, you can choose between five driving modes that include Eco, Comfort, Sport and Sport+, as well as an Individual mode you can tailor to your own liking.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV’s interior is notable for more than just the quality of its materials. The 2020 GLC SUV has been upgraded to the latest version of the Mercedes-Benz User Experience multimedia system, featuring a 10.25-inch touch-screen display. It boasts Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone compatibility as well as the latest Mercedes-Benz voice recognition technology and digital assistant technology, which answers to the command “Hey Mercedes.” Heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats and 64-color ambient cabin lighting make it easy for everyone to get comfortable. Meanwhile, the Mercedes-Benz Driver Assistance package adds advanced safety features like Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Change and PRE-SAFE® Sound, a cool technology designed to protect your ears from the loud noises produced by crashes.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV is the ideal ride for families seeking premium automotive comfort and the latest safety features. And thanks to its top-notch performance and versatility, it’s well suited to off-road escapades as well.
This article is presented by Zimbrick European.