Mercedes-Benz has announced new crossover in their lineup. This model will be positioned between GLA and GLC models. New SUV will be offered on the market as 2020 Mercedes GLB. Production of upcoming 2020 GLB will be done on the new platform underpinning, which was already used on the new A-Class. Considering it will have much boxier design, it has already been named as the baby G-Class. Spy shots of future Mercedes GLB for 2020 were taken during road testing in Sweden. Although it was expected it could be based on Ener-G-Force Concept from 2012, Mercedes GLB will probably take some design cues from G-Class. Interior design will almost certainly look like one found on A-Class Merc. 2020 GLB spy shots showed us camouflaged SUV, with some noticeable details. It looks like it has large rectangular front grille, GLC look-alike headlights, as well as two-piece taillights similar to the GLA and GLC models. As we mentioned before, inside the cabin GLB for 2020 will get many features from the A-Class version. It will come with big 10.25-inch infotainment system and same size digital cluster. Center stack comes with familiar three round A/C vents sitting below the infotainment system. We also expect to see all new MBUX infotainment system, as well as 64-color lighting system. MBUX system comes with functions such as navigation with augmented reality, natural speech recognition and intelligent voice command.
2020 Mercedes GLB engine and fuel economy specs
2020 Mercedes GLB engine range will most likely be borrowed from A-Class as well. Base version could be 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 163 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This unit will come mated to either 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission. Second choice will be new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 224 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, along with automatic gearbox as only option. 2020 GLB diesel engine will be new 1.5-liter 4-cylinder powertrain with ability to produce 116 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. AMG model is also a possibility, but more info about that model is expected in the future. 2020 Mercedes GLB fuel economy specs are still a mystery.
2020 Mercedes GLB release date and price review
2020 Mercedes GLB price range is not available at the moment, but it is expected to cost less than $40,000. Main rivals on the market will be Audi Q2 and BMW X2. 2020 Mercedes GLB release date should be set sometime during 2019.