The Newly Unveiled Mercedes-Benz GLC: Establishing Fresh Benchmarks for Mid-sized Luxury SUVs in Nigeria

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The All-New Mercedes-Benz GLC: Setting New Standards for mid-sized Luxury SUVs in Nigeria

Weststar Associates Limited, the Authorized General Distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria, is pleased to introduce the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC, signaling the advent of the next era in mid-sized luxury SUVs.

This fully revamped model signifies the second generation of the GLC, drawing on Mercedes-Benz’s legacy of comfort, refinement, and cutting-edge technology to redefine luxury in Nigeria’s automotive scene.

The debut of the new Mercedes-Benz GLC features the GLC 300 trim, which is equipped with a dynamic turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 258 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

What distinguishes this model is its incorporation of an advanced mild hybrid system, enhancing fuel efficiency by allowing the engine to shut off and coast under lighter loads. Future models, including sport-focused AMG variants, are anticipated, providing a broader range of choices.

Mercedes-Benz (Credits: Mercedes-Benz of Beaumont)

The new GLC sets a benchmark for luxury with its exceptionally smooth ride across various road surfaces. The cabin is meticulously crafted to create a serene and quiet environment.

The mild hybrid system enables the vehicle to come to a stop smoothly and shut off the engine when coasting, delivering an unparalleled level of tranquility. While the front seats offer firm and supportive cushions, they provide comfort without excessive embellishments.

The GLC has made significant improvements to its on- and off-road capabilities, especially in challenging weather conditions and on rough, unpaved roads.

These enhancements include a simplified interface for off-road use, an improved information display with the “transparent bonnet” feature, and enhanced control systems for optimal traction and handling safety.

The exterior of the GLC SUV showcases a distinctive design that blends classic features like simulated chrome underguards, roof rails, and optional running boards with new contoured edges on the sides, striking a balance between elegance, sportiness, and off-road performance.

The new headlamps, connecting directly to the radiator grille, are a standout feature, emphasizing the vehicle’s width. Combined with the optional DIGITAL LIGHT, they include daytime-driving ellipses and the recognizable “torch.” Another design highlight is the GLC’s sporty front radiator grille with the Mercedes-Benz pattern.

Mercedes-Benz (Credits: Automotive Sales Figures)

The interior of the GLC seamlessly integrates aesthetics with practicality. The renowned Mercedes-Benz User Interface (MBUX) continues to set industry standards with its intuitive touchscreen interface.

The steering wheel incorporates touch-sensitive controls, providing an advanced alternative to traditional buttons and knobs. The GLC offers extensive seat adjustments, ensuring optimal comfort for drivers of all sizes.

With large windows and well-positioned mirrors, outward visibility is superb. Spacious door openings simplify entry and exit. The rear passenger area offers a reclining second-row bench, enhancing space and comfort.

Mercedes-Benz’s commitment to technological innovation is evident in the new GLC. The vehicle is equipped with the Burmester® surround sound system, providing an exceptional auditory experience.

The onboard navigation system features augmented reality for clear, easy-to-follow turn-by-turn directions. The GLC boasts outstanding wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, offering access to a generous array of 15 apps per screen.

The GLC’s advanced driving aids offer invaluable assistance in various driving scenarios. The chassis is designed for optimal performance and comfort, featuring a brand-new four-link front suspension and an independent multi-link rear suspension.

The standard suspension delivers excellent levels of noise reduction, ride comfort, and handling, with an amplitude-dependent damping system. The optional AIRMATIC air suspension comes with variably adjustable damping for compression and rebound, enhancing the overall driving experience.

The optional rear-axle steering makes the new GLC remarkably nimble and steady, especially when paired with a more direct steering ratio up front, allowing for a rear steering angle of up to 4.5 degrees and an 80-cm reduction in turning radius down to just 11.0 meters.

Officially rated with a cargo capacity of 21.9 cubic feet behind the rear seats, the GLC-Class excels in practicality in real-world applications. The flexible 40/20/40-split rear seatbacks can be effortlessly lowered nearly flat with the touch of a button in the cargo area, facilitating easy loading and unloading.

The GLC also accommodates car seats with accessible Isofix and top tether anchors. Large rear-facing seats may experience space constraints behind occupied front seats, a common characteristic in this class of vehicles.

The GLC encapsulates the essence of luxury and quality synonymous with the Mercedes-Benz brand. It redefines the compact luxury SUV segment, offering a harmonious blend of performance, comfort, advanced technology, and refined design.

It is now available nationwide at Weststar Associates Limited’s authorized dealerships, including Barbedos Cars Limited, MB Automobile Services Limited, Skymit Motors Limited, Sunny Motors Limited, and Tetralog Nigeria Limited. For more information, please visit or contact our dealerships.

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