After recently debuting its first-ever all-electric race car, Mercedes-Benz now transitions by unveiling a new compact SUV with the Concept GLB. With seating for up to seven occupants, the GLB is being pegged as a sporty all-rounder, standing out due to its spaciousness with a robust character.
"The Concept GLB is a durable and practical SUV with nonetheless compact dimensions. Whether it is a generous, seven-seater family vehicle or a versatile leisure time companion: we are certain that this concept will be of great interest to our customers," says Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz cars sales.
The exterior of the Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB features minimal lines and precise joints. Drawing from off-road genes, the upright front section is lit up with multi-beam LED headlamps, while the long wheelbase and sizable greenhouse aid in enhancing space. High-gloss black parts and faint orange details serve as complement to the white mango paint job, with chrome taking over the under-guard at the front.
To further outfit the GLB for off-road adventures, Mercedes-Benz has implemented black roof rails and a roof box mounted towards the rear. The vehicle then comes with off-road tires and two-color 17-inch wheels.
Inside the GLB you will find a third row seat and two additional single seats that can be stowed away. The middle seat row can also be folded down to provide extra luggage space. The seats, fittings and door panels are all partially lined in nappa and nubuck leather, as the Chestnut Brown interior is decorated with orange trim. The dashboard and center console are accented with open-pore walnut with a chiseled honeycomb pattern, and the pedals welcome decorative inserts with the same honeycomb detailing.
Mercedes-Benz' Concept GLB is powered by the M260 four-cylinder gas engine, cranking out 224 hp and peak torque of 258 lb-ft. The 4MATIC permanent all-wheel system allows the driver to change the characteristics of 4MATIC to adhere to various driving conditions.
After checking out the GLB courtesy of the gallery above, press play underneath for a closer look.