The Mercedes-Benz GLB recently made its world debut and is also expected to be launched in India next year. As the name suggests the GLB is based on the B-Class, which is underpinned by the MFA2 platform. It's the same platform this new SUV is built on and we must say, it looks quite promising. Now, let’s take a closer look at this vehicle that will be positioned between the GLA and the GLC.
It was at the Auto Shanghai 2019 when the Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB was showcased. Though the production version is bigger, it continues to get a long hood, short overhangs and a boxy rear.
The GLB is 4,634mm long, 1,834mm wide and stands tall at 1,658 mm. It’s got a wheelbase of 2,829mm, which is 100mm more than that of the new B-Class.
Apart from the short overhangs in the front, the even more striking features are the headlamps with DRLs. Furthermore, the chrome slats stand out with the shiny grille.
Protective claddings all over give the SUV an off-road character. There's even a simulated under-ride guard at the front and even at the back to emphasise this further.
Inside the seven-seater's cabin is a widescreen cockpit with control and display via MBUX(Mercedes-Benz User Experience). Another highlight is the aluminium finish on the vents and other elements.
Then, there's a wide range of safety features, the most remarkable of which is a side window airbag that protects the passengers in the third row of seats as well.
On the powertrain front, Mercedes-Benz is offering both petrol and diesel four-cylinder engines. These are updated to significantly increase power and improve efficiency and emissions.