Mercedes has opened the order books for the updated 2019 GLC and GLC Coupe in Europe, which are expected to reach at dealerships this July.
The mid-life update of the German SUV models includes the adoption of the new powertrains and tech, as well as subtle design changes inside and outside to keep them fresh and competitive in their segment.
The exterior updates are limited to a new, but similar, front grille, redesigned LED headlights and taillights, new bumpers and new wheel options.
The cabin however was injected with Daimler’s latest tech; gone is the previous-gen infotainment system and in goes the standard-fit MBUX one that supports gesture control and an advanced voice control system, operating through a 10.25-inch display. Mercedes also offers a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster as an option.
Other changes include the brand’s latest multifunction steering wheel, the option for an adaptive suspension for the first time and a wide range of driver assistance systems.
Customers ready to place an order for the new 2019 GLC and GLC Coupe are offered the choice between the GLC 200 d and GLC 220 d initially, with the rest of the range soon to become available. The new four-cylinder diesel OM 654 units replace the previous OM 651 and are offered in 160hp (163PS) and in 191hp (194PS) versions in the 200 d and 220 d models respectively, both of then paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
The petrol-powered GLC 200 and GLC 300 will combine a new engine with a 48-volt belt-driven starter-generator, making them mild-hybrids. Power output is set at 195hp (197PS) for the 200 and at 254hp (258PS) for the 300 model.
Prices kick off at 47,724 euros ($53,710 in current exchange rates) for the 2019 Mercedes GLC 200 d in Germany.