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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Revealed as Sleek Replacement for GLK-Class

New Compact SUV Drops the Angular Styling of Its Predecessor

HAVERHILL, Mass., 07/03/2015 /SubmitPressRelease123/

As its name might suggest, the recently revealed 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV shares more in common with the redesigned 2015 C-Class sedan than it does with the GLK-Class that it will replace. With sales of the stylish Mercedes-Benz C-Class up by 28 percent through May of this year, that appears to be a wise decision by Mercedes-Benz as it looks to reclaim its stake in the extremely popular compact SUV segment.

In addition to sharing a platform with the latest C-Class, the 2016 GLC sports a similar two-slat grille with an oversized three-pointed star emblem, as well as large swept-back headlights that will be available with the full LED treatment. Though it trades the boxier silhouette of the GLK-Class for sculpted flanks and a coupe-like greenhouse, the new GLC will still be a highly functional SUV, offering more interior space, a 28-degree approach and departure angles, and nearly an inch of extra ground clearance. Under the hood, a standard 241-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will be paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission, and buyers will be able to choose between standard rear-wheel drive and available 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive.

“Sometimes an SUV’s versatility can be sacrificed in the name of style, but the new GLC-Class will be both sleeker and more practical as the replacement for the GLK-Class,” said James Buckley, general manager of Smith Motor Sales, a Mercedes-Benz dealer in Haverhill, Mass. “Combine those qualities with a beautifully designed interior and advanced technology features, and you’ve got a very popular luxury SUV on your hands.”

Once again pulling from the C-Class, the 2016 GLC features a waterfall-style panel that flows from a large media display on the dashboard downward to a touchpad and COMAND Controller on the center console. Buyers will receive brown linden wood as the standard trim, while other options will include burl walnut in high-gloss brown, black open-pore ash or a piano-black lacquer appearance. When it goes on sale this November, the 2016 GLC will also be available with a range of driver-assistance technologies, including standard features like ATTENTION ASSIST, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, Active Highbeam Assist and Crosswind Assist.

About Smith Motor Sales:

For more than 75 years, Smith Motor Sales has brought Mercedes-Benz ownership to customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Smith Motor Sales has remained an elite Mercedes-Benz dealer throughout the years through its commitment to customer service and its wide selection of new and used Mercedes-Benz vehicles, as well as its expert service and parts staff. Browse their inventory online at, stop by their showroom at 420 River Street in Haverhill, Massachusetts, like them on Facebook at, or reach them by phone at 978-372-2552.


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