Crossover Mercedes-Benz GLB already presented to dealersMay 28, 2018
Sales of new Mercedes-Benz GLB, supposedly, will begin at the end of next year.
The first information about the appearance of the Mercedes-Benz GLB crossover, which will resemble the appearance of the G-Class and take the place in the brand line between the GLA and GLC models, appeared four years ago. Already from the beginning of this year, spy photos and videos began to appear, confirming rumors about the expansion of the model range with a box-shaped compact crossover.
The latest report from Automotive News reports that GLB has already demonstrated to dealers of the brand in the United States in the status of a pre-production model, along with the A-Class sedan, which will also be launched in the North American market.
Thanks to the dealer presentation it became known that the crossover will be offered as standard in a five-seater version, but also the third row of seats will be available for an additional fee, with which the car becomes a seven-seater. One of the dealers noted after viewing the official images of GLB, that the novelty with its box-shaped silhouette reminded him a bit of GLK. “A functional small SUV, more focused on transporting people, whereas the GLA has a more sporting orientation,” the dealer shared his first impressions.
The “Little G-Class”, as it is still described, is built on the same MFA2 platform used by the A-Class hatchback and other compact front-drive models planned for the coming years. The assembly of Mercedes-Benz GLB is likely to be established at a new factory in the Mexican city of Aguascalientes, which was the result of close cooperation between Nissan and Daimler. As expected, in the US, GLB sales will begin in the fourth quarter of 2019. About the prices so far nothing is reported, but the GLA costs from 33,400 dollars, and the GLC from 40,050 dollars.
Earlier, we reported on the expansion of the line of Mercedes-Benz C-Class cross-wagon. True, such a version in the family will appear after a generation change, the output of which is scheduled for 2021.