Test drive: Mercedes makes the case for a classy diesel hybrid SUV

The GLC’s diesel-fuelled plug-in model with four-wheel drive makes surprisingly good sense

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 de 4Matic: unlike most plug-in hybrids on the market, it uses a diesel engine, which is more economical than the petrol and improves overall efficiency

The Mercedes GLC is the German company’s mid-sized SUV, sitting above the GLA and GLB in the line-up, yet below the GLE and the GLS.

The ‘C’ in its name aligns the GLC with the Mercedes C-Class, but it has always felt like it’s a more substantial offering.

Indeed, its starting price of circa €52,000 is not far off that of the Mercedes E-Class saloon.

Here we have a new version of the GLC, called ...