Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has rolled-out its locally-assembled (CKD) Mercedes-Benz GLC 4Matic sports-activity vehicle, circa seven months after the car’s initial introduction (fully imported model) in January this year.
Unlike the imported GLC, the locally-assembled GLC will only be available in one trim level – the AMG Line, priced at RM325,888. The price is RM3,000 cheaper than the similarly specced imported GLC.
Previously, the fully-imported (CBU) GLC 250 4Matic models were available in Exclusive and AMG Line trim levels priced at RM325,888 and RM328,888 respectively. Both have been superseded by this locally-assembled GLC 250 4Matic AMG Line.
The introductory prices are inclusive of Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) incentives, which includes rebates in excise duties. However, the price is still pending final approval from the government. Deliveries of locally assembled GLCs are expected to begin within the next month. The GLC's direct competitor, the BMW X3 xDrive20i, priced at RM296,800 also enjoys similar a EEV Incentive.
The GLC 250 4Matic is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine similar to the unit in found in the W205 C250 producing 211hp and 350Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic gearbox. The GLC also marks the first time the 9G-Tronic and 4Matic all-wheel drive systems are available in a locally assembled car.
The locally produced GLC 250 4Matic vehicles also boast additional features compared to the previous CBU models. The shortlist is as follows:
- Infortaiment Touchpad with controller
- Full-LED interior ambient lighting
- Added stowage space (Tensioning strap underneath the armrest, seat-back map pockets)
- Stainless steel door sills, illuminated “Mercedes-Benz” lettering
The AMG Line Exterior program highlights the following:
- Entry/Exit lighting in exterior mirrors with logo projections.
- Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus
- LED Intelligent Light System
- Easy-Pack tailgate
- Mirror Package (Electric folding and dimming of interior and exterior mirrors)
- 20-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels.
- Exterior chrome package