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2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 on track for April showroom arrivals, prices announced next year

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2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 on track for April showroom arrivals, prices announced next year

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC300 is due in Australian showrooms from April 2023 with just one model and there’s little prospect of more affordable versions being added. 

The new-generation 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 remains on track for Australian showroom arrivals from April next year – and while the price is yet to be announced, it is expected to cost in excess of $100,000.

As previously reported, the new-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC will initially only be available in one model grade – the GLC300 – but the company now says there are no plans to reintroduce a more affordable variant to replace the current GLC200.

Australian pricing for the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 is due to be released in March next year, about one month before the first showroom arrivals.

When asked for a guide on pricing, a spokesman for Mercedes-Benz Australia told Drive: “There will be a technology-based price increase. The new model is bigger and more advanced than the model it replaces.”

When asked if Australia is likely to receive generous allocations of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC300, the spokesman told Drive: “We hopefully will be able to keep up with demand for that car. We’ve already seen the take-up for the new-generation C-Class exceed our expectations, so we’re working with the factory to get a good allocation so we can get as many customers into cars as possible.”

The outgoing Mercedes-Benz GLC is still selling well despite approaching the end of its model cycle, which means there could be a blackout between the new and old models.

“With what we’ve seen with stock shortages in the new-car market, people are buying what they can get right now,” the Mercedes-Benz spokesman said.

When asked if the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 line-up could be expanded to include the more affordable GLC200 variant at a later stage, the Mercedes-Benz spokesman said: “The case doesn’t stack up to have too many variants, customers have shown us they prefer the GLC300.

“For now we have no plans to introduce a GLC200 variant in the new lifecycle. The market would have to significantly shift for us to reconsider introducing an entry model locally.”

Joshua Dowling has been a motoring journalist for more than 20 years, spending most of that time working for The Sydney Morning Herald (as motoring editor and one of the early members of the Drive team) and News Corp Australia. He joined CarAdvice / Drive in 2018, and has been a World Car of the Year judge for more than 10 years.

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