Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class launched in Singapore : Good Luck Charm
Mercedes-Benz Centre, Singapore – Singapore welcomes the smartly-cut Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class crossover, with prices (inclusive of COE as of May 3) for the freshly launched GLC spanning S$390k (for the MHEV 48V GLC 300 4MATIC Avantgarde) to S$440k (for the PHEV GLC 300e 4Matic AMG Line).
"The GLC has been one of the brand’s most prominent offerings in Singapore. Its strong lifestyle proposition coupled with robust on-road and driving technology credentials also make it one of the most talked about models in our lineup. Consumers will find the new GLC even more compelling, in its application of Mercedes-EQ hybrid technology that adds to the dynamism of everyday driving, while lessening overall impact on the environment,” said Claudius Steinhoff, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Singapore.
The GLC300e 4Matic marks the debut of the GLC range's first PHEV for Singapore.
With an electric output of 100kW and a torque of 440Nm (combined system output and torque are 313hp and 550Nm respectively), the GLC300e is capable of travelling up to 138km (WLTP) in all-electric mode, which is more than adequate for most people's weekly commute to/from work.
With a length of 4716 mm, the new GLC is 60mm longer (to better optimise its 2888mm wheelbase) and 4mm lower than its predecessor.
The luggage capacity grows by 70-litres to 620-litres, thanks to the the longer rear overhang.
Following the S-Class and the C-Class, the new GLC features the second generation MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system, with a free-floating 12.3-inch high-resolution LCD screen for the driver and 11.9-inch central display, which rises seamlessly from the centre console.
More importantly, it also gave us a sneak peek into the recently refurbished Mercedes-Benz Centre, as it now features a warm ambience designed around a modular concept for both sales and after-sales/service (now mostly automated) functions.
The service process starts at the main point of contact – not reception as you might think, but the security guard as you drive through the gantry, which detects your vehicle's VRN and pre-alerts the service advisor.
This sets in motion the service consultation process that kicks-off with parking in your allocated service bay. After entering the building, all you need to do is to find yourself a comfy niche before the service advisor comes to... wherever you are – a welcome change from being herded into a common (and often crowded) waiting area.
“As the brand continues to focus on its customers and the community in its next phase of growth, it was important for our customer touchpoints to also reflect this strategic impetus. We’re working closely with our authorised dealer, Cycle and Carriage Industries, in uncovering the future of retail experiences with Mercedes-Benz in Singapore,” Mr. Steinhoff added.
We're told the full relaunch of the Mercedes-Benz Center will happen in 2024 and visitors can expect an even more comprehensive suite of consumer-centric features.