2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC named 2017 SUV of the Year
Motor Trend has named the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC the 2017 SUV of the Year. After testing nineteen total SUV models from throughout the automotive industry in a plethora of different categories, eleven Motor Trend editors, writers and testers deemed the 2017 GLC the absolute best of the best. The categories included advancement in design, engineering excellence, performance of intended function, safety and value. Former Mercedes-Benz SUVs had also won the award in 2007 and 2013.
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Explaining the 2017 GLC’s Superiority
“The GLK, our original midsize SUV, was one of the most popular models in our SUV lineup. The GLC, our second-generation midsize SUV, has built on the sales success of the GLK while taking a huge leap forward in terms of safety, technology and design. Winning Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year award is a testament to all the hard work that designers, engineers and product management have put into the new GLC; congrats to the whole Mercedes-Benz team.” – Bernie Glaser, General Manager of Product Management, MBUSA.
The superiority of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC can, in part, be explained by the new benchmarks it has set in terms of power, handling, safety, technology and comfort. The 2017 GLC is both larger and lighter than the former GLK, meaning it handles better while also having more passenger space and cargo capacity. The handling of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC is improved even more with the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, which can handle any and all road conditions. It also offers a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission for optimized performance and fuel efficiency.
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