Fresh photos of the Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class crossover have been published on the Internet. The carmaker checked the new model’s ability to tow a trailer, or rather, its behavior when driving with a heavy load.
The Mercedes-Benz GLB, an all-new SUV of the German brand, becomes closer to its market premiere. Pre-series prototypes have recently gotten into the cameras again. A photojournalist of walkoARTvideos caught them on a public road.
The tested vehicles were pulling trailers. Judging by the pictures, the trailers were ordinary ballasts to assess the GLB’s behavior under additional load, heavy enough. Interestingly, the Volkswagen Tiguan with a similar trailer accompanied the Mercedes crossover.
Not a mini G-Class
The camouflage is still quite dense, but many protective panels have been removed, and one can already talk about the design of the new SUV. Now it’s absolutely clear, the GLB will not become a mini G-Class, as we supposed before.
Of course, the GLB has a different design than the GLA. A certain square shape is present, and it is clearly visible when viewed from the side. But the new product really has little in common with the legendary Geländewagen.
Diesels will be
The technical information about the new crossover of Mercedes-Benz is scarce. We know that it is based on a front-wheel drive platform and has a monocoque body and equipment not inferior to the A class vehicles.
Diesel engines are expected, at least for Europe.
When will be the premiere and market entry?
It is possible the new GLB-Class will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November this year. However, the premiere will most likely take place early 2019. The model will start going on sale in the second half of 2019.