Euro NCAP awards 5-star rating to India-bound Mercedes-Benz GLC
The GLC has achieved five stars for occupant safety, child safety, pedestrian protection and its assistance systems – giving it the maximum score in the Euro NCAP rating.
The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) has awarded a top score of five stars to the Mercedes-Benz GLC. The GLC has achieved five stars for occupant safety, child safety, pedestrian protection and its assistance systems – giving it the maximum score in the Euro NCAP rating. The new GLC is expected to hit the Indian shores by mid-2016.
Dr Ing Rodolfo Schöneburg, head of vehicle safety, durability and corrosion protection at Mercedes-Benz Cars commented, “The new GLC’s gratifying result in the Euro NCAP rating confirms the success of our efforts in the areas of active and passive safety. We will continue to intensify our efforts in the future, so as to provide the best possible safety not only for drivers and passengers in a Mercedes-Benz, but also for more vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.”
Almost all of the driver assistance systems which are familiar from the C-, E- and S‑Class are available for the new GLC. As part of the Intelligent Drive concept, these systems combine data from various sensor technologies to substantially enhance comfort and safety. Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Crosswind Assist, Headlamp Assist and Attention Assist are on board as standard. The Driving Assistance package Plus further provides active safety features, comprising Distronic Plus with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot, Pre-Safe Brake with pedestrian detection, Bas Plus with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Pre-Safe Plus.
These measures exceeding the bounds of the actual Euro NCAP rating have been acknowledged by Euro NCAP with two so-called “Advanced Rewards” for Pre‑Safe and Attention Assist.
The GLC is also equipped with an active bonnet which is raised by 80 millimetres during an impact to provide additional deformation space. Under the bonnet, the package has been further optimised with a new engine cover and deformable air intake, creating yet more deformation space. Bas Plus warns the driver when pedestrians are detected in the danger zone by the stereo camera. The Pre-Safe brake with pedestrian recognition triggers autonomous braking when the system detects a pedestrian in the danger zone and the driver does not react to the system’s warnings.
Apart from the new GLC, Euro NCAP had awarded five stars to Mercedes’ GLA, C-Class and V-Class in 2014.
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