After years of rumors, these spy shots right here are our first solid proof of Mercedes-Benz developing the upcoming GLB compact SUV.
The test car was spotted undertaking some cold-weather testing, wearing a heavy camouflage that includes not only the usual swirly wrap, but also fake body extensions on areas like the bonnet and the rear roof section in a bid to keep its true shape under …wraps.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLB will be based on the same MFA2 architecture used in the upcoming A-Class and eventually GLA models, which means that there will be the usual powertrain sharing between them , including the updated range of Mercedes and Renault-Nissan Alliance four cylinder diesel and petrols.
The new GLB will offer a more practical and roomier cabin than its GLA sibling while the dashboard will feature the same big displays the new A-Class will be using, as shown in the pics. Look closely and you’ll notice the face instrument cowl trying to hide the twin-display setup.
The new Mercedes GLB is expected to make its debut sometime in late 2019, with the development still in its early stages, so expect to hear more in the coming months.
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