Just most carmakers, Mercedes-Benz is expanding its SUV lineup too. There is another completely new vehicle, this time as 2019 Mercedes GLB. By looking at its designation, it seems pretty easy to make a conclusion that the new model will be slotted between GLA and GLC models. However, it looks like we are about to see a vehicle in a completely different manner. The new model will take inspiration from the legendary G Wagen. Still, it will come completely up-to-date under the skin. We expect to see lots of parts shared with the new GLA class, which is also about to come completely redesigned for the next year. Latest reports suggest that the new model will be ready to hit the market in the next year.
2019 Mercedes GLB Design
The 2019 Mercedes GLB will be an all-new model, the latest addition to the company’s already filled SUV lineup. It will slot in between GLA and GLC models, in accordance with its name. Still, we are about to see a completely different approach. In terms of styling, this model will take inspiration from the legendary G-Wagen. Instead of the modern, sleek profile, this one will come in a classic wagon body style, with the focus on practicality and spacious cabin. Despite the rugged look, we will actually see a modern crossover under the skin. The new model will share the platform with the new-generation GLA, which is also about to come next year, with significant improvements in terms of ride quality, efficiency etc.
How big will 2019 Mercedes GLB be?
In terms of 2019 Mercedes GLB size, we expect to see the new model in two variants. The standard model will probably feature slightly longer wheelbase than the GLA model. On the other side, a long-wheelbase version will definitely be large enough to feature three rows of seating. So, the 2019 Mercedes GLB 7-seater seems like a certain thing.
When it comes to the 2019 Mercedes GLB interior, we expect to see a lot of inspiration from the new A-Class. The new subcompact hatchback has been presented recently, and it comes with a completely new interior layout. Of course, the new dashboard in on the focus, with three circular air vents at the center stack and a new tablet-like touchscreen, which is in some way integrated with the instrument cluster. Besides new styling, the cabin will also get all the latest tech features, including things like the latest BBUX infotainment system, voice-controlled smart assistant, augmented reality navigation system, what3words etc.
2019 Mercedes GLB Engines
When it comes to engines, the 2019 Mercedes GLB will come with a wide palette of units in the offer. One of the most interesting engines in the offer should be a new 2.0-liter diesel unit which comes in a couple of output versions, between 160 and 190 horsepower. Count on a smaller 1.5-liter diesel as well. This unit delivers around 130 horsepower.
When it comes to gasoline units, there is a new 1.3-liter unit, which comes in several output variants, between 100 and 160 horsepower. Also, there is a familiar 2.0-liter unit, which delivers either 190 or 220 horses.
Latest reports suggest we should see a hi-performance model as well. This version should also come with a 2.0-liter unit but in a version with over 300 horses.
2019 Mercedes GLB Release Date and Price
According to the latest reports, the 2019 Mercedes GLB will definitely hit the market in the next year. However, we are still waiting to hear some words from the officials about some more precise launch date. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 30.000 dollars.