Mercedes-Benz already has 7 SUVs in a lineup, though it looks as if it has one some-more prepared to fist a approach in. Well, some-more like flesh a approach in.
The Concept GLB debuting during a Shanghai Auto Show is a hide look during a expected destiny compress crossover application with imperishable facilities and some off-road capability.
The seven-passenger car is sized between a GLA and GLC and has boxier and bulkier styling than possibly of them. From a black buffer flares to a conspicuous rocker panels and lifted right height, it appears to be from an swap destiny where Daimler-Chrysler never pennyless adult and Jeep joined with Mercedes-Benz instead.
The regulation is identical to what Ford is regulating to pattern a Bronco-inspired application car formed on a Escape.
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In judgment form, a all-wheel-drive GLB is versed with a 224 hp 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, 8-speed dual-clutch involuntary delivery and an all-wheel-drive complement that can be sealed to separate a energy 50:50 between a front and back wheels for light off-roading. Rails, spotlights and a storage box on a roof prominence a expeditionary intentions.
In a suggestion of a hardcore G-Class, a GLB’s interior is overdressed with leather, suede and genuine timber trim and has a brief dashboard propitious with turn vents and twin 12.3-inch displays only like a large sister. Despite a GLB’s tiny altogether length, Mercedes-Benz says a third quarrel can fit “medium-size’ adults, and a second quarrel slides front and abaft to customize a use of a space.
Mercedes-Benz hasn’t reliable skeleton to put it into production, though did indicate out that a strange GLA Concept was denounced during a same uncover in 2013 and was in showrooms a following year.
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