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Here’s Our Best Look Yet at the New Mercedes GLB Crossover

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Like other luxury automakers, Mercedes is working on bolstering its lineup of crossovers and SUVs.

Having recently unveiled the all-new G-Class at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the German automaker is now focusing on the baby G-Class model that will take on the GLB nameplate. Last time spy photographers caught the GLB testing, it was during night time. But this time, we get a better look at the boxy crossover as it undergoes winter testing in bright daylight.

Expected to arrive sometime this year, the GLB is expected to ride on the same platform as the next A-Class and our spy photographers say it will measure about 15-feet long (4.6 meters), offering plenty of space inside. The German automaker will also offer a three-row variant with seating up to seven.

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Since it will share its platform with the new A-Class, expect it to also share powertrain options – most likely four-cylinder engines. An electronically-controlled four-wheel-drive system is almost a given.

Pricing should be in the range of $35,000, properly slotting between the smaller GLA and larger GLC.

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