History of the GLC badge

Amol Agashe

History of the GLC badge

GLC is the most unchanged vehicle in the Mercedes-Benz SUV fleet after GLE. The interior and the exterior were pulled without any change to cater the buyer taste. This led to the consumers getting bored of the similar interiors over the years. Meanwhile, Mercedes Benz India playing the wait and watch policy to strike at the right time.



After the depressing sales graph of the SUV models, it was pretty clear that Mercedes was gearing for a major change on the horizon. In the timeframe of 2018-2019 the GLC sports and Style badge was modified to Prime and Progressive which brought a plethora of changes.

GLC Prime

GLC Progressive

1.  Panoramic Sunroof

2.  Aluminum Look Running Board

3.  High Gloss Brown Line Structure Lime

Wood Trim

4.  Mojave Silver Exterior Paint


1.  Active Park Assist + 360 Cam

2.  EASY PACK Tailgate

3.  19" Alloy Wheel

4.  Burmester -13/590

5.  Open Pore Black Ash Wood Trim

6.  Mojave Silver Exterior Paint

In 2019, GLC got its overdue update to the BS VI engines. The 2.2 litre Diesel was changed to a 2.0 litre engine, which increase the performance by 24 Bhp producing 194Bhp with 400 Nm of torque. GLC 300 was also changed to rear wheel drive from 4 Matic.

Some other changes in the GLC badge

New Tagline - All Kinds Of Strength

Graphite Grey, Cavansite Blue Exterior Color – New

Multifocal LED Headlamp – New design Tail Lamp

Active Brake Assist – Mid Range Radar

NTG6- MBUX – Touch Screen/ What3Words – NAV-App

Wireless Charging

9 Speakers Midline music box

Active Park Assist

4 Dynamic Mode Comfort, Eco, Sport, Individual

64 Ambient 10- Preset themes

Gear Lever on the Steering Wheel

Knee airbag for driver's safety

Cross Wind Assist

Power Seat adjustment on the door panel

Unconditional love – no conditional servicing – it is simple – 15 thousand kilometres or 365 Days


These and many other features allow Mercedes GLC to stay on top without.


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