With all the hype and trend of SUVs reaching its peak. What could be more luxurious than a premium SUV, especially from the three pointed star, the Silver Arrows. But what what if you want a luxury SUV that is a little different? What if you think that the regular SUVs are a little boring to look at? What if you want it in a different shape, in a shape of a Coupé let’s say.
Why not an SUV coupe, it does exist. Welcome to the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupé. First launched back in 2016, it is now updated to a GLC 300 Coupé AMG Line. The sloping roof lines, the out-of-this-world SUV proportions, the ridiculously (for an SUV) sharp rear lines; makes it a little more impractical for an SUV. It does look stunning though, dramatic even. It’s closest competitor, the BMW X4 is not yet available in Malaysia so there is the sense of exclusivity with the Coupé type SUV.
The new variant of the GLC 300 Coupé AMG Line, is the top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz GLC that you can buy in Malaysia. It is also now locally assembled in their local plant in Pekan. That means a lower import duty at only 10%. So now you can get the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupé AMG Line at MYR399,888, MYR46,000 down from MYR445,888 in 2018.
Even though its cheaper now and no longer built in Germany. It comes with a lot more things as standard. It gets even more power from the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine for a cray-cray 245hp and 370Nm of torque. That is more power than you have in you average Myvi (well, anything that is not a Myvi is more powerful than a Myvi). Other things that comes as standard are things like Lane Tracking Package which corrects your steering angle electronically when you veer into another lane. A helpful feature especially in Malaysia traffic is the Blind Spot Assist, to make sure you don’t steer into another car when you want to change lanes.
A new dynamic AMG body styling has also been integrated into the new GLC Coupé 300. Those aluminium running boards added to a newly designed 20-inch multi-spoke light-alloy wheels, changes the soft stance to a more aggressive one, it now looks like a bouncer in suits. Step inside the car and there is AMG everywhere, including where you step with the AMG sports pedals. You can choose between the piano black lacquered finish or the grained aluminium trim to complete the interior.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupé AMG Line is now available for viewing in all the major showrooms across the nation. It retails for MYR399,888, and you can book one for a test drive today. It is a large MYR46,000 discount from 2018. To us, that still seems like a good amount of discount, if we had the money; a big “IF”.