Mercedes-Benz GLB Flaunts Its Taillights In The Snow

The impending Mercedes-Benz GLB has been snapped testing with the least amount of camouflage so far.

Recently spied having some fun in the snow, this GLB prototype is largely bathed in the same black and white camouflage as previous prototypes. However, the German automaker was kind enough to strip away some of the camo at the rear end, allowing us to get a good glimpse at the vehicle’s taillights. Fittingly, they look very similar to the taillights that feature on most SUVs in the current Mercedes range.

Underpinning the GLB will be the same MFA2 architecture as the GLA. Despite the common platform, the GLB will be slightly larger than the GLA and can be expected to adopt some exterior styling inspiration from the all-new generation A-Class.

In the cabin, our sources tell us that the GLB will be quite similar to the A-Class as well. Consequently, the new MBUX infotainment system of the small hatchback will make an appearance in the SUV. The similarities between the A-Class and GLB won’t stop here.

As a matter of fact, various A-Class engines are on the cards, including a selection of hybrid and plug-in hybrid units.

The Mercedes-Benz GLB is tipped to arrive by the end of 2019 before landing in showrooms in 2020.

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  • donald seymour

    Proportions wise, it looks like a turd, but we won’t know until we see the full monty.

  • Elpatore

    so, this is the actual successor to the GLK.

    • Bash

      Yeah I guess so.

  • Hot Twink

    Most sites keep referring to it as a baby G Class (which it might be in looks), but running a transverse front-wheel drive powertrain it
    certainly won’t be. The GLB won’t have a transfer case or even traditional drive axles.

  • caddy45

    The 2019 Mercedes HHR.

    • Bash


    • Elpatore

      can’t unsee.

  • SteersUright

    For the “baby G-class” this was touted as, I was hoping for significantly more ground clearance. Is this that vehicle or am I confusing this with something else?