The new-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC has secured a 5-star rating in the latest rounds of Euro NCAP crash tests. The off-roader is set to be launched in India next year. The previous generation GLC remains one of Mercedes’ best-selling cars in the country and also received a 5-star rating from Euro NCAP back when it was tested in 2015.
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC test results
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC secured 92% in the Adult Occupant Protection test, scoring 35.2 points out of a possible 38. In the Child Occupant Protection test, the GLC secured 90%, receiving 44.4 points out of a possible 49. In the Vulnerable Road Users test, the SUV secured 74%, scoring 40.4 points. Finally, in the Safety Assist Test, the offroader secured 84%, scoring 13.5 points out of a possible 16.
In the frontal offset test, the passenger compartment of Mercedes-Benz GLC remained stable, Euro NCAP observed. The femurs and knees of the driver and passenger test dummies after the crash indicated good protection. Critical body areas were preserved in the frontal offset and side barrier test. However, chest protection was rated weak in the pole test.
Adequate protection was provided to all critical body areas when the SUV was tested for frontal and side barrier collisions with child dummies. The tests showed that the safety systems work robustly in the SUV. The SUV scored the lowest rating in the Vulnerable Road Users tests, where the Euro NCAP noted that the bumper provided good protection to the pedestrian’s legs but protection of the pelvis was not up to the grade.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC comes with safety features such as a 4-wheel electronic traction system, crosswind assist, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Blind Spot Assist, Lane Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, a 360-camera, and much more.
The previous-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC was in the news earlier this year after it was involved in a car accident that lead to the demise of Cyrus Mistry. The SUV scored a 5-star rating from Euro NCAP in 2015. The new-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC will be launched in India next year and will rival the likes of BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Jaguar F-Pace.