Mercedes has been spied testing the GLC facelift in India and it will drop the current 2.1 liter diesel engine in favor of a 2.0 liter diesel engine that also comes on the C-Class and the E-Class.
Mercedes-Benz revealed the GLC facelift earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. The Mercedes GLC facelift is already on sale in the international markets and now, it has been spotted testing in India for the first time. The test mule spotted in India is exactly similar to the international-spec GLC facelift.
The changes on the exterior are quite subtle but still significant enough. The Mercedes GLC facelift gets a completely new headlamp unit with new DRLs that now frame the headlamp unit. The grille has also been tweaked slightly and it gets new bumpers as well. The changes to the face are not much but still makes it look a lot fresher.
The side profile of SUV remains relatively unchanged but it gets new multi-spoke alloy wheels. At the rear, the changes are more significant. It gets a revised tail gate with new LED tail lamps and the bumpers have also been redesigned slightly. In fact, its easier to tell the facelift from the rear than from the front.
Although there is no image of the interiors of the spotted test mule of the GLC, the international-spec of the SUV comes with quite a few updates. It gets a large, 10.25-inch unit touchscreen which comes with the latest MBUX system. The GLC facelift also gets an all-digital instrument cluster for the first time, as seen on other more expensive Mercedes cars. There are also a few revised control surfaces. We expect these updates to make it to the India-spec model as well.
However, the most significant update lies under the hood. The spotted test mule was seen sporting a ‘GLC 220d’ badge. Interestingly, the current GLC in India is powered by a BS-4 compliant 2.1 liter diesel engine. With the facelift however, Mercedes will drop the 2.1 liter diesel engine in favour of a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine. The same engine is also offered on the C-Class and E-Class sedans. There will also be a BS-6 compliant petrol engine on offer. Both the engines will come mated to Mercedes’ 9-speed automatic gearbox. Expect Mercedes to launch the GLC facelift in India sometime early next year.