2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class debuts June 1 with hybrid powertrain

The redesigned Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will debut June 1, the automaker announced Monday.

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the 2023 will be powered by GLC-class hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain. Expect a turbo-4 feature base model with 255 hp and 295 lb-ft torque combined with light-hybrid technology, adding 23 hp and 147 lb-ft. A Turbo-4 will power the GLC 43 and GLC 63 AMG models for the first time, but the GLC 63 will be a plug-in hybrid.

As seen through multiple tests, the next generation GLC-class seems to have grown a bit to give the GLB-class some breathing space in the small crossover segment. GLC-Class Square off with BMW X3.

Riding on Mercedes’ MHA (Modular High Architecture) platform, GLC will share its core with the current model. But this generation should be lighter for weight saving through increased use of aluminum on steel.

The next-generation GLC exterior design will adopt an evolutionary approach related to the front-end C-Class sedan. The rear end has horizontal taillights. The side mirrors move from the A-column to the door panel for better aerodynamics. Proportionately the GLC seems shorter and longer than the outgoing model due to a lower roof line and pronounced rear hunch.

A digital cockpit has been confirmed, and will probably have a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster under a glass pan with an 11.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The latest generation of Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system will be onboard. A long list of standard and available technologies will include Matrix LED headlights with projection function, navigation with augmented reality, a head-up display and an off-road menu with drive mode that offer transparent hood technology.

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