The refreshed 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC has been previewed ahead of its official debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Judging by the official information we’ve got, the popular nameplate is not just going to look better from the outgoing model; it will also receive more power under the hood, as well as the automaker’s latest technology achievements.
Styling-wise, the new GLC gets a little bit more aggressive exterior design thanks to new bumpers and the redesigned two-bar grille. We have to say that the new rear bumper looks much better thanks to the chrome accent. In addition, the crossover comes fitted with newly shaped and LED-treated headlights and taillights; it rides on new alloy wheels that measure from 18- to 20 inches. From now on, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC can come painted in Selenite Gray Magno.
The more powerful model gets AMG’s usual treatment that includes more aggressive bumpers and angular exhaust tips. Of course, this one features chrome diamond-block grille and rides on 19- or 20-inch five-spoke wheels.
Truth to be told, the new cabin looks pretty much the same as the previous one. The big news in there is just the carmaker’s latest MBUX infotainment system that comes hooked to a 10.3-inch touchscreen screen. The same multimedia is already available with the 2020 GLE, so we know it can be controlled via controls on steering wheels or through a center console-mounted touchpad. Of course, since we are talking about a touchscreen, the MBUX which is paired with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can be controlled with a touch. But in case you can’t handle that way, there’s also gesture controls and voice commands. The voice controls with natural language respond on “Hey Mercedes”. This way, you’ll wake up the beast.😄 The crossover can be paired with an optional 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster that offers Classic, Sport, and Progressive layouts. There’s also an available videos system for navigation. The feature exploits a forward-facing camera to detect what’s needed at a particular moment (traffic signs, house numbers, and upcoming turns).
From now on, list of standard safety kit for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC includes automatic forward emergency braking and a blind spot warning system. However, there is quite amazing optional Driver Assistance Package that drastically increases the level of safety thanks to adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and lane change assist, active brake assist for stationary vehicles and evasive steering assist. Also, the SUV can come fitted with an automatic parking system. The option is very useful since it displays the available parking spaces immediately in the multimedia display.
Power-wise, the updated 2020 GLC comes paired with a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The mill delivers 255 horsepower and 273 pounds-feet of torque, providing the successor 14 extra horses. According to the automaker, the new powertrain will be more efficient than the outgoing one. Though, it will still power either rear- or all-wheel-drive system via a 9-speed automatic transmission.
The updated crossover SUV will become available later this year. Mercedes hasn’t set its entry-point price so far, but we think that the 2020 GLC won’t change its base cost that’s currently $42K.