Mercedes' all-new GLB mid-size SUV was recently spotted no test. This is perhaps the last sighting of the prototypes of the upcoming model given that its due for a global reveal tomorrow. The GLB, as we know, will be positioned between the entry-level GLA and the family focused GLC SUV.
With a length of 4.60 meters, the Mercedes GLB should not only offer more space, but also a trunk volume of around 500-litres. There is even a version with three rows of seats. Visually, the GLB is quite angular and closely resembles the legendary G model, albeit in a modern look.
Known under the X 247 internal code, the new SUV uses the same MFA2 platform which underpins the A-Class and B-Class model families, inheriting their engine line-up and amenities. Expected to come with an electronically controlled four-wheel drive system right from the outset, the new Mercedes-Benz GLB will likely be available in four-cylinder guise only.
These diesel and petrol engines from the co-operation with Renault-Nissan will have displacement capacities of 1.4 to 1.8 litres. The range will be completed by Mercedes’ own 2-litre four-cylinder diesel and turbo petrol engines.
The target price of around 30,000 Euros is also worth mentioning. This is clearly below the prices of E and C-Class T-Models as well as the GLC, which are also suitable for families.