Mercedes Benz is coming up with a new crossover vehicle which is probably going to be part of their GLB lineup.
The model if confirmed will sit right between the GLA crossover and the GLC SUV.
The idea is to give a new lease of life to the B-Class MPV which is not witnessing great sales. The automobile manufacturer believes that if they could introduce a new GLB crossover with similar traits from the existing MPV, they might probably trigger sales one more time. There is no confirmation that they will be using the same badge because the spy pictures which recently emerged doesn’t showcase such badging so far. The car has been spotted testing on the roads and it looks like it might soon hit showrooms.
From the spy shots that have emerged online, the car has lots of similarities to the A-Class in terms of design. However, the body is elongated and looks much longer while it is built on the GLA’s front wheel drive system. The existing GLC belongs to the C-Class and the GLE to the E-Class but the upcoming GLB crossover is set to fill up the gap in the B-Class. Small crossovers are all the rage at the moment and in order to cash in on the requirement, Mercedes Benz will be launching their sixth ever SUV.
The upcoming crossover is set to compete against the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1. While we could make very little out of the spy pictures, the model with its spacious design and elongated body has all the traits to give a tough competition to push the Q3 and the X1 out of the race. The production model of the car is expected to witness some drastic changes as the prototype is te one that was spotted on the road.
Luxury has always been a fair motto to the Mercedes brand. But, this time around, the company has plans to focus on usability and increase the size of the boot. They are also planning to increase legroom for their passengers so that all of them could be comfortably seated for long hours. The manufacturer is yet to announce the powertrain they are planning to use in the upcoming crossover SUV.
It will be similar to the ones being used in the existing model like the GLB 200d and the GLB 220d. Both petrol and diesel engine variants will be offered by Mercedes.