The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB is a compact SUV that will slot in between the current GLA and GLC offerings available with both on and off-road packages. 4Matic all-wheel-drive will be standard although Mercedes states that it will still be geared for on-road conditions. Engine options have yet to be announced but should include a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline motor for the US market and possibly some more performance-oriented AMG variants in the future.
It will compete against rivals like the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 but with the added appeal of a third-row of seats. The GLB will also be equipped with Mercedes’ latest twin-screen MBUX system as seen on the latest A-Class and the interior will offer a number of luxurious trim options and unique fabrics. It is expected to go on sale later this year with prices in the $42,000 range before options.