Drive: Mercedes-Benz GLC

Adventure: The GLC is as versatile as your lifestyle and can be tailored perfectly to your needs. GLC 250 pictured. Photo: Mark Bean.
Adventure: The GLC is as versatile as your lifestyle and can be tailored perfectly to your needs. GLC 250 pictured. Photo: Mark Bean.

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With the Off-Road Engineering package, the Mercedes-Benz GLC effortlessly masters the challenges of off-road driving.

4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive delivers superlative traction to tackle any ascent in this luxury, mid-size SUV. 

Discover the GLC's off-road talents now at Taree Mercedes-Benz.

The GLC is a car that was a long time coming for Mercedes-Benz. 

Based on the underpinnings of the hot-selling C-Class, the GLC gets the usual SUV infusion of a high-riding pumped-up wagon body and lashings of design accoutrements to add an appropriate dose of visual muscle.

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Under the bonnet  three variants of the SUV are powered by four-cylinder engines; the entry-level GLC 220d, GLC 250d and the GLC 250.

If you crave more capacity the 350d has a V6.

The GLC largely mimics the C-Class it's based on in terms of equipment.

It starts with a generous spread of safety kit on all models, including a 360-degree camera (it consists of four cameras – one front, one rear and one facing down from each side mirror - that provide a view around the car), nine airbags (dual front, side curtain, side airbags front and rear, and a driver's knee airbag), auto emergency braking, blind spot warning and an active bonnet that pops up to cushion a strike for pedestrians.

Even the most affordable GLC220d diesel comes loaded with electric front seats, digital radio, sat-nav, 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone air-conditioning, snazzy looking side steps and LED headlights with adaptive high beam.

There's also a 7.0-inch colour screen. 

Mercedes also packages various options, including the Comand and Vision packs.

One area Mercedes-Benz has nailed these days is the interior ambience, and it's no different with the GLC. Borrowing its themes from the C-Class – think alloy finished circular air vents and clean, elegant lines – it builds on it with more head room.

Up front the excellent seats and easy adjustment make getting comfy a cinch.

Test drive a GLC at Taree Motorama 54 Victoria Street, Taree. Phone 6539 3300.