Set for June 2022 debut - Next gen 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC, here's what to expect

Hans · Apr 8, 2022 11:52 AM

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Mercedes-Benz Group (formerly known as Daimer) has confirmed that the next generation 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC (X254) will make its world debut in June.

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The company also said that the outgoing X253 generation Mercedes-Benz GLC is still selling well and is now the company’s most important volume seller, contributing 20 percent of Mercedes-Benz’s global sales (as of Q1 2022).

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Mercedes-Benz has recently released a set of preview photos of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC undergoing winter testing in Arjeplog, Sweden.

 

Here’s what Mercedes-Benz has confirmed about the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC so far.

  • Will have passive rear-wheel steering similar to W206 C-Class and W223 / V223 S-Class, as well as Airmatic suspension (availability depending on variant and market)
  • Like C-Class, the new M254 engine from C-Class is only available with EQ Boost 48V mild-hybrid (MHEV) / plug-in hybrid (PHEV), no more conventional engines
  • Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC can now detect stationary vehicles, working at speeds up to 97 km/h (previously 60 km/h).
  • Active Steering Assist can in a traffic jam, now move the extreme edge of road to form the ‘Emergency Corridor’ – a regulation in Germany and Austria to maintain a clear path for emergency services vehicles.
  • Faster and more accurate parking assistance
  • New generation MBUX infotainment
  • Augmented reality, including a new ‘transparent hood’ 360-degree camera feature for drivers to see real-time video feed of ground beneath the car.
  • 12.3-inch driver display and 11.9-inch central display
  • Digital Light with projection functions and customizable Coming Home / Leaving Home animation

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When will the X254 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC be launched in Malaysia?

The outgoing X253 generation Mercedes-Benz GLC is currently selling at RM 299,539 for the GLC 200 and RM 338,693 for the GLC 300 - both locally-assembled (CKD). Prices valid until 30-June 2022.

Although the all-new X254 generation GLC will debut on June 2022, the model is not expected to go on sale in right-hand drive markets until end-2022, add another 6 months for local-assembly preparation.

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In the case of the W206 C-Class, there was a 11-month gap between it going on sale in Europe (March 2021) and introduction in Malaysia (February 2022), although that's partly also due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The all-new X254 generation 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC is not expected to be launched in Malaysia until mid-2023.

Also read15 photos showing how your next 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC will look like 

Hans

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Over 15 years of experience in automotive, from product planning, to market research, to print and digital media. Garages a 6-cylinder manual RWD but buses to work.

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