Mercedes-Benz Australia has added the entry-level GLC200 to its popular GLC SUV line-up, dropping the entry price to $61,990 before on-road costs.
The GLC 200 is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol making 135kW and 300Nm, put to the rear wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Standard equipment includes Mercedes-Benz park pilot with a 360-degree camera, an electric tailgate, a 7.0-inch infotainment screen with satellite navigation, digital radio and smartphone mirroring.
Buyers will also get electric front seats trimmed in 'Artico' faux leather, black ash wood trim, and the same drive mode selector offered on higher-grade cars. On the safety front, the GLC200 will come with blind-spot monitoring, Pre-Safe collision preparation, attention assist, and autonomous emergency braking.
From the outside, there's not much separating the GLC200 from its more expensive brethren. It comes with LED headlights as standard, and rides on 19-inch alloy wheels. The main giveaway will likely be the badge on the back, but that's about it.
The GLC200 will start showing up in dealerships from September, priced from $61,900 before on-road costs, undercutting the previous $64,900 starting point offered by the GLC220d – which has been removed from the line-up, with supply stopping at the end of June.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC pricing
- GLC200 - $61,990 (NEW)
- GLC250 - $71,600
- GLC250d - $74,000
- GLC350d - $91,100
- AMG GLC43 - $103,500
- AMG GLC63 S - $164,900
All prices exclude on-road costs.