Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has announced that it has updated the GLC SUV with a couple of new safety features, as it revamps its lineup in conjunction with the introduction of the sales and service tax (SST). These new additions arrive ahead of the upcoming facelift, which is expected to be unveiled soon.

Both the GLC 200 and the GLC 250 4Matic AMG Line receive Blind Spot Assist, while the latter is fitted with Lane Keeping Assist. Despite the moniker, the system only warns of lane deviations through steering wheel vibrations and does not provide any steering assistance whatsoever – that functionality is only offered with Active Lane Keeping Assist.

The rest of the equipment appears to remain identical, as do the engines. Both models are powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine, making 184 hp and 300 Nm of torque on the GLC 200 and 211 hp and 350 Nm on the GLC 250. A nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission comes as standard, and the GLC 250 also gets 4Matic all-wheel drive; the GLC 200 is rear-drive only.

With the new features comes a slight price bump, with the GLC 200 now retailing at RM293,888 on-the-road excluding insurance and inclusive of the new 10% SST – that’s a mere RM1,000 increase over the previous model with the old six-percent goods and services tax (GST). The GLC 250, meanwhile, now costs RM333,888, up RM4,000 over the outgoing model with GST.

GALLERY: 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC 200


GALLERY: 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 4Matic AMG Line