Constant innovations from Mercedes are keeping it at top in automotive industry along all segments. German manufacturer is producing premium crossovers, which are being very popular all around the world, but it doesn’t stop them from developing new technologies and models. With arrival of the 2018 Mercedes GLB, company is going to fill another space in the SUV class, between GLA and GLC. This vehicle is going to be based on the same platform as mentioned models. At first sight it reminds us on A-Class car, which is extended. However, it is made to excite all fans and enthusiasts, and we are sure it will fulfill expectations.
2018 Mercedes GLB spy shots
New crossover was caught by photographers, and by the images we saw, it seems like extended vehicle of the A-class, which is based on the GLA platform. There are many similarities between these two classes. This small crossover will be another competitor to compact models, such as BMW X1 and Audi Q3. Nevertheless, it still looks unfinished, so we can see different SUV in 2018, when it is going to hit dealerships. Grille and lights could be borrowed from its bigger siblings, and new 2018 Mercedes GLB will have many unique parts, which should make it popular and more attractive for buyers.
2018 Mercedes GLB engine
Although new 2018 Mercedes GLB was confirmed, German carmaker haven’t announced too many details about drivetrain and specifications of the upcoming crossover. We believe both petrol and diesel units are to be offered. Some stories appeared about hybrid, but plug-in GLB is less likely to happen. It is more certain that new crossover can come in AMG variant. Front-wheel drive system will be exploited for entry level vehicles. Higher trims are getting AWD and 4-MATIC gearbox.
2018 Mercedes GLB release date
While price of the 2018 Mercedes GLB couldn’t be predicted. We can assume that new SUV is coming early in 2018. At least information from German manufacturer are going to this direction. Premiere of this crossover is expected to happen at some big car show.