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Old 8th June 2016, 11:14   #1
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Default Spied: All New Mercedes GLB SUV

Mercedes-Benz has quietly started testing an all-new SUV, which will go by the name of GLB Class;

Spied: All New Mercedes GLB SUV-2018mercedesbenzglbstartstestingwithproductionbody_2.jpg

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Set to be based on the MFA2 platform, which will be an evolution of the current Modular Front-wheel-drive Architecture (MFA), the GLB will be positioned between the GLA and the GLC SUV's

Should be unveiled by late 2017 as a 2018 model.

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Hi,

Autocar seems to call the same car. (By the looks of it) as next generation GLE.

Images from both do show the same mismatched alloys, Projector looking dummy tail lights etc.

Not sure whom to believe.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/ne...-spied-testing
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Hi,

Autocar seems to call the same car. (By the looks of it) as next generation GLE.

Images from both do show the same mismatched alloys, Projector looking dummy tail lights etc.

Not sure whom to believe.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/ne...-spied-testing
My Source mentions this;

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Our spy photographers' first take was that they were looking at the next generation of the GLE, but a closer examination of the resulting photos told us something else. What you're looking at in the attached photo gallery is the sixth SUV in the future Mercedes-Benz range – or the eight if you're also counting the GLE Coupe and GLC Coupe crossovers.
Spied: All New Mercedes GLB SUV-2018mercedesbenzglbstartstestingwithproductionbody_18.jpg

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Comparing its size on the road to models like that blue Skoda Octavia Combi, the GLC in the background and even that Smart fortwo, it becomes apparent that this prototype is a hell of a lot smaller than the M-Class/GLE-Class.
Hence the GLB

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Hence the GLB
Woah!

From the initial pictures, I was wondering what is the need for such an SUV when they already have the GLC and the GLE. Looked similar in size and dimensions, but these pictures reveal the actual size of it! Thats a tiny little "SUV" much like the GLA!

Looks like GLB is the more boxier, traditional, SUV'ish version of GLA crossover.
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Hence the GLB


Did not notice that part.

Ze Germans are going crazy with infinite variations.

If ever it comes to India, it would be terrible if they came with the wheezy powerplants from the A Class.

OT but I can't imagine the job of the poor sales person in a Mercedes showroom.

He will have to now start reciting the models like a stereotypical South India restaurant waiter and get tired by the end of it.
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Looks like GLB is the more boxier, traditional, SUV'ish version of GLA crossover.
Indeed, the GLB will be a more off / bad road friendly design. Definitely wont be a hatchback on steroids like the GLA.

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If ever it comes to India, it would be terrible if they came with the wheezy powerplants from the A Class.
Many 4 cyl models (both petrol & diesel) will be coming. Also the smallest diesel will be borrowed from Renault.

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OT but I can't imagine the job of the poor sales person in a Mercedes showroom.
He will have to now start reciting the models like a stereotypical South India restaurant waiter and get tired by the end of it.
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Renders are coming in;

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