Another locally-assembled Mercedes-Benz GLC variant is set to go on sale in Malaysia – the GLC 200 will soon join the GLC 250 4Matic, which was introduced in August last year, in the local model line-up.

The variant is only due to be officially launched at the end of the month, but an example is already on show at a MB dealership in Kuala Lumpur.

When it goes on sale, the GLC 200 will be priced at RM288,888 (on-the-road, without insurance), which is RM37,000 cheaper than the GLC 250 4Matic.

The GLC 200 features the same M274 DE 20 2.0 litre turbocharged four-pot engine seen in the GLC 250, but with a lower state of output tune – it has 184 hp and 300 Nm compared to the 211 hp and 350 Nm seen on the latter. The mill is mated to a nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission, but unlike the GLC 250, there’s no 4Matic on this one.

The variant also omits the AMG line kit seen on the GLC 250, runs on smaller five-spoke 19-inch wheels (with 235/55 series tyres) and gets LED high performance headlights instead of Intelligent Light System units

Inside, lighter wood trim and a conventional three-spoke steering wheel (AMG unit on the GLC 250) are to be found, matched to brown or black Artico leather upholstery. The basic Audio 20 unit replaces the 13-speaker Burmester audio system seen on the GLC 250 with a standard audio system.