2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB: Compact SUV, Redesign, Powertrain, Price. The all-new Mercedes GLB has been caught during the testing and from the spy shots, we can conclude that the brand’s latest SUV will be a combination of familiar boxy design and some modern new details. In terms of dimensions, the GLB will stand between the small GLA and the larger C-Class, GLC. When it comes to the styling, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB will be inspired by the G-Class model.
The newest Mercedes GLB will use the same platform which is used in the A-Class and B-Class. Like the A-Class, the brand-new GLB will most likely offer similar engine options. The GLB’s main competitors will include BMW X2, Jeep Renegade, Volvo XC40, and Audi Q2.
Engines and performances of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB will most likely use the same engines which power the newest A-Class model. And there will be several-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The base unit will be a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine which is able to deliver 163 horses and 184 pound-feet of torque.
For the European market, there will be a diesel option. It is a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine which will have the output of 116 horses and the torque of 192 pound-feet. This powertrain will work with a 7-speed automatic transmission.
On the other hand, the newest GLB also available with a plug-in hybrid engine, but we still not get information about the exact specifications.
Exterior and interior
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB will ride on the updated version of the MFA2 platform which underpins the A-Class and B-Class models too. Looking its exterior, the new GLB will feature a typical boxy, SUV shape which is inspired by the G-Class model.
The cabin of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB will look very similar to the one of the A-Class model. The dashboard will be covered with black fabric; it will feature a large, most likely 10.25-inch touchscreen with latest MBUX infotainment system. The upcoming Mercedes should arrive with a 64-color lighting system, wood trim, all-digital instrument cluster, navigation, voice control, and so on.
Release date and price
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB should enter the market sometime during 2020. Its starting price should be in a range from $38,000-41,000.