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Right-Hand-Drive Mercedes-Benz GLC to Become Available Starting December 2015

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC has brought the successful design of the new C-Class into the compact-sized SUV segment, and so the only possible thing followed: the sales of the GLK successor went sky-high.
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In October alone, 47,379 customers worldwide decided to buy a Mercedes-Benz SUV, which means a 26.1 increase over the same period last year. The growth can be attributed to several factors - the GLE facelift is still pretty new and the GLE Coupé was also recently introduced - but the GLC’s contribution was crucial: the compact SUV registered a double-digit growth as well and set a new personal sales record last month.

Things can only get better as Mercedes-Benz announced at the end of last month that a new plant for the GLC model would be opened in China, near the capital of Beijing, with the Asian market playing an important role in the future development of this Mercedes-Benz model.

Soon enough, the GLC Coupé will get launched, adding another dimension to Mercedes-Benz’s compact SUV range and maybe even another digit to its sales increase coefficient. Apart from that, a hybrid version is in tests and we’ve also been promised a fuel cell powered GLC by 2020. So... yeah, the GLS’s future schedule is tight.

In a press release today, Mercedes-Benz has just announced that the GLC is going to receive a right-hand-drive version as well, and it will become available this December. That means a number of previously untapped markets like the UK, Japan, South Africa, Australia and India are now open for business, ready to help pile up those rising sales numbers.

Mercedes-Benz has also given away the fact that, starting with 2017, a new plant in Europe will be assembling the GLC: a Finnish contracted manufacturer called Valmet Automotive that operates a factory in Uusikaupunki. However, the plant in Bremen will continue to be the main assembly line for the GLC SUV.

 
 
 
 
 

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