The Night Is Dark And Full Of Revs
evo India|July 2020
With lockdown restrictions easing, we discover new ways to blow off steam after work and on the weekends

LOCKED. DOWN. Two heavy words with very heavy implications. It’s hard to fathom the full impact of what the last few months have done to our lives. Our lives have been turned on their heads, having to recalibrate how we work, how we eat, how we have fun. How did we have fun? Those evenings are a distant memory. The soft clinking of cutlery at a gourmet restaurant. The bass hitting you in the chest at the club. The movie hall’s collective silence. The music festival’s chaotic euphoria. Endorphins caused by stimulating all our senses — with food, music, adrenaline, conversations and indulgence. A heady combination, and I think I found out how to get myself a fix.

“Hey Mercedes, take me on a drive.”

The sense of occasion of SUVs are indisputable and Mercedes Benz is at the forefront of it. The luxury brand made a huge splash at the Auto Expo, then just before the lockdown launched the GLE. Answering calls from their customers, during the lockdown the all-new GLS was launched and soon there will be the EQC full-electric SUV. There’s more to come too, particularly the all-new GLA. Today though, what we have is the GLC Coupe and in this bright blue shade, feels like an indulgence before you even climb in. The diamond grille up front, flanked by the distinctive multibeam headlamps, the bulge on the bonnet and that sleek rear end. Oh, that rear end. The slammed roofline that ends in the most subtle boot lip spoiler is a constant reminder that the SUV-Coupe takes exclusivity up a notch.

“Hey Mercedes, turn up the volume”

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