Mercedes-Benz has unveiled an all-new GLB SUV which looks gorgeous. The latest model is placed between GLA and GLC in the Mercedes range. The new car comes in a seven-seater arrangement which will attract large families. The customers can choose from two options: five and seven-seater. However, the price is not affordable for all enthusiasts similar to other Mercedes range.
The company has developed GLB in its second-generation MFA platform which includes all-wheel drive like A-Class, CLA, GLA and B-Class of the car maker. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB is scheduled to be launched by the end of this year. Before that, the luxury car maker will commemorate the World Premiere of the model in Utah this month. In terms of dimension, the car is 4634mm in length, 1834 mm in width and 1658 mm in height.
Moreover, the all-new GB comes with a 1035 millimetres headroom for the first seat row and 967 mm legroom in the rear of the five-seater variant. In terms of design, GLB has received some elements from the G-Class including the short overhangs at front and rear, all-new headlamps and multi-beam LED units. It has got a boxier appearance highlighting off-roading capability and bigger wheels.
The GLB comes with a load compartment capacity of 560 to 1755 litres for the five-seater variant. The customers can adjust the measure of second seat row along with the angle of the backrests only on demand. This will further improve the trunk capacity by 179 litres. The company has built the all-new model at Aguascalientes (Mexico) facility. The Chinese variant is developed in Beijing.
The premium interior is based on the A-Class and other MFA models so, it will come with split digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment MBUX screen. It is integrated with round AC vents and a 7.0-inch instrument cluster highlighting a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display. In terms of safety features, GLB is built with retractable head restraints, seat belts with belt tensioners, a side window airbag, ISOFIX and TOP-Tether facilities for child seats.
In terms of suspension, the car features McPherson suspension struts at the front and a multi-link axle at the rear. The company will also offer the new model with adaptive adjustable dampers, although it misses out the air-suspension. Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) interface features voice control as well. It also includes parking assist, Burmester surrounds sound system, third-row EasyEntry system, which wraps the second-row seats ahead at the pull of a lever.
GLB 250 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that makes 224PS of power and 350Nm of peak torque. It claims a speed of 0-100kmph in 6.9 seconds. The engine is combined with an 8-speed DCT transmission. GLB 200 comes with 1.3-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine under the hood which delivers163PS of power and 250Nm of torque. this motor is combined with a 7-speed DCT.
GLB 200D and 220D are the diesel variant which runs on the same 2.0-litre diesel. The diesel variant is offered in two versions: 150PS/320Nm and 190PS/400Nm. The 4MATIC variant will be available with different drive modes like Eco and Comfort with 80:20 division, Sport with 70:30 and off-road mode with a balanced 50:50 pattern. It will be priced at approximately Rs 45 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Indian market. It will rival against the likes of BMW X2, Volvo XC40, and the upcoming Audi Q4.
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