It’s been a very long time coming, however Mercedes-Benz will quickly introduce the brand new GLB in the USA, particularly within the state of Utah. Billed because the “first compact SUV that may operate as a spacious household automobile on the similar time,” the GLB is the German carmaker’s first foray into such a phase, and will probably be optionally out there as a seven-seater.
The teaser video does characteristic the automobile in two colors with none camouflage, though it’s troublesome to identify the small print given the zoom. Fortunately, earlier spyshots and the Idea GLB present us with a greater concept of what to anticipate.
Referring to improvement autos, the design of the GLB is paying homage to a downsized GLS, and options giant headlamps on the entrance, with slimmer lighting models on the again. No official dimensions have been supplied but, however the Idea GLB measures four,634 mm lengthy, 1,890 mm vast, 1,900 mm tall (together with the roof field) and encompasses a 2,829 mm wheelbase.
By comparability, the GLA is four,417 mm lengthy, 1,804 mm vast, 1,494 mm tall, and has a 2,699 mm wheelbase. Curiously, the GLC (four,656 mm size, 1,890 mm width, 1,638 mm top, 2,873 mm wheelbase) isn’t that far off, though that’s strictly a five-seat SUV.
As for the inside, the GLB will observe within the footsteps of different compact fashions within the Mercedes-Benz line-up just like the A-Class and B-Class. A widescreen cockpit, triple air vents within the centre and the Mercedes-Benz Person Expertise (MBUX) interface will all be current.
The GLB ought to get the same old mixture of petrol and diesel engines, with high-performance choices additionally possible for doable GLB 35 and GLB 45 fashions. A completely electrical model can also be rumoured given the sighting of a earlier take a look at mule, which is able to possible be parked underneath the EQ banner because the EQB. We’ll solely know the complete story in a couple of hours when the GLB makes its debut.
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