The Mercedes-Benz GLC has arrived in the GCC complete with its contemporary design and clean lines that belie its off-road capabilities. Road-wise, the mid-size SUV seems more than competent but what we really look forward to in a Merc is more of the lushness and luxury, and the GLC doesn't disappoint. Nappa leather, open wood trimmings, meticulously finished details and a newly developed touchpad are just some of the things you can expect when you step inside.

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If you do however decide to go on a driving bender, don't worry too much as the electronic nannies, including the collision prevention assist and attention assist will keep you safe, within limits of course.

This is a car that will suit any lifestyle, be it a sporting adventure, a family outing or a social day out and about.

The car comes in two models: GLC 250 4MATIC and the GLC 300 4MATIC. Pricing starts from around Dhs181,000 ($US49,500) for the former and around Dhs220,000 ($US60,000) for the GLC 300 4MATIC.