German manufacturer 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz is to release a new crossover GLB, which will be located between the current GLA and the GLC .
According to information from the Western press, the company registered GLB index, which is likely to get higher version B-Class-based front-drive platform increased from A-Class, CLA and GLA.
Head of Research and Development 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz Thomas Weber said he did not have to worry about the possible occurrence of an internal competition – “in the model number is always room for new cars.”
“If we have an open position for a crossover in the lineup, why not?” – Said Weber in an interview with AutoExpress.
According to representatives of the brand, of GLA and GLB to differ materially, as the first is aimed at the style, and the second will appeal to customers who value practicality, spacious luggage department and a spacious interior.
If the crossover will get a “green light” in its range will include motor gasoline and diesel units from the other front wheel drive models, and “charged” system for top-end variant 45 AMG and the hybrid system.
Standard modifications will have front-wheel drive, and 4Matic all-wheel drive versions will be available for high-end segment.