Production-ready Mercedes-Benz GLB to debut in Utah next week
Benz's newest SUV squeezes room for seven into its compact proportions.
Antuan GoodwinReviews Editor / Cars
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The GLB is a compact SUV with proportions and dimensions similar to Volkswagen's new Tiguan. Like the Tiggy, the GLB will be able to seat up to seven passengers with an optional third row that folds flat into a spacious cargo area when not in use. Inside, we're expecting a toned-down version of the GLB Concept's cabin with Benz's new-gen MBUX infotainment.
Meanwhile, the engine room will be occupied by the same 2.0-liter M260 turbocharged, four-cylinder engine that powers the new A220 sedan. For the GLB, expect 224 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque with standard 4Matic all-wheel drive.
The June 10 world premiere in Utah is a bit earlier than our initial expectation of a Frankfurt debut, but I've already got my bag packed to attend the debut so keep your eyes peeled for live photos, videos and details next week. Until then, enjoy a short teaser video released on the automaker's Facebook page.