Mercedes-Benz and smart are continuing along the road to success in China and will be using Auto Guangzhou 2015 for an impressive demonstration of their future potential: Mercedes-Benz models on display at the prominent motor show in the southern Chinese economic centre will include the new GLC, which continues the product initiative in the booming SUV segment, plus the long-wheelbase versions of the S 500 e and C 350 e Plug-In Hybrid Saloons. The latter is the first Mercedes-Benz Plug-In Hybrid model to roll off the production line in China. Mercedes-AMG will be showcasing impressive, sporty highlights in the shape of the G 63 EDITION 463 limited-edition model and the new Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC. The new four-seater smart forfour is celebrating its Chinese premiere at Auto Guangzhou.

In 2015 Mercedes-Benz will again post a record result in China, the world’s biggest automotive market: „Thanks to the strong performance of the C-Class and our SUV family, we have achieved a growth rate of 32% in the first ten months, and as of today we have served approximately 300,000 customers so far this year,“ states Nicholas Speeks, President and CEO of Beijing Mercedes-Benz Sales Service Co., Ltd. (BMBS). „Three things will allow us to continue our sustainable development in and with China – our strong dealer partner network, our robust product line-up, and of course, the core of our focus – providing the best customer experience,“ continues Speeks.

Key Mercedes newcomers in China include the locally-produced GLC – the successor to the GLK that has proven so successful here. Since the start of the year, sales of SUVs in China have increased by about 41%. The GLK and GLA account for a significant share of this. The new GLC mid-size SUV has all the ingredients required to build on this success: its strengths under all driving conditions include the outstanding safety that is a brand hallmark, state-of-the-art assistance systems and high energy efficiency. Fuel consumption has been cut by up to 19 percent compared with the previous model. At the same time, the AIR BODY CONTROL multi-chamber air suspension that is without parallel in this segment, the extended range of DYNAMIC SELECT dynamic transmission modes and the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive increase not only the ride comfort, but also the vehicle’s sporty agility – whatever surface it is driving on. The GLC sets new benchmarks in all disciplines – the mid-size SUV’s off-road capabilities remain as outstanding as ever.

The design philosophy behind the new GLC essentially adds sensual purity and modern aesthetics to the classic off-road look. The dynamic design exudes emotional appeal while also employing purist forms. Impressively taut surfaces and precise lines cite the clear design line followed by all state-of-the-art SUVs from Mercedes-Benz.

Source: Daimler AG