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Old 04-16-2019, 02:23 PM
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The New Mercedes GLB Will be a more affordable G Class



What do you guys think? I'm sure it will be a success but will be anywhere near as capable off road?
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Looks ok to me, not loving the chrome fog light cover on the front. It looks like a bigger GLE or a smaller GLS with an off-road package. I am not sure how i'd end up in this personally... Alternative to the Toyota SUVs? Grand Cherokee? Not sure.
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Mercedes rolling out too many models...i cant keep up...urghhhh
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Its cute.
Do people want a cuter G wagon though?
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Do people want a cuter G wagon though?
don't think this and g wagon should even be in same sentence TBH
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Let's cut the G comparison now. Not even close.
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[QUOTEIt looks like a bigger GLE or a smaller GLS with an off-road package.[/QUOTE]

Nope, in terms of the size of this new beaut, the GLB is a half-notch up from Merc’s tiniest baby-G, the GLA.

Here is what Mercedes sent out in their GLB marketing spiel early this morning, from the blurb in my email:

“We asked ourselves whether there is still space between the GLA and GLC in our successful SUV range. The Concept GLB is the answer to this question.”

The real story this morning about the GLB is the car media blokes got this story completely wrong. They’ve been teasing us for the past 1.5 years with spy pics and videos of GLB test mules driving on tracks and public roads, sporting minimal camo, saying the GLB will launch in the US late summer 2019, or at least by this fall, at the latest. Yeah, right, like a frikin’ concept car will hit the dealers any time short of 3+ years from now. I was hoping to trade in my wife’s GLE on the new GLB. She doesn’t care for parking the bulbous GLE in tight city streets.


We asked ourselves whether there is still space between the GLA and GLC in our successful SUV range.
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Let's cut the G comparison now. Not even close.
That’s so true; the G doesn’t even have MBUX, so it just can’t compete. 😂

Just in case - just kidding.
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3 row seating yet smaller then GLC?
Made for tiny short legged people.

I wonder where price will fall versus GLC, Jeeps, GM, Ford, Hunydai, etc Small SUV with similar features.

If too $$$ peeps will not buy it and just get GLC
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I think this is the sub compact SUV that the GLA should have been all along - just my opinion.

The proportions remind me a bit of the Jeep Renegade!
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A GLB will be MB's version pf a Kia... so let's not get confused here..
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This thing has nothing to do with the G lol. It looks somewhere between the GLA and GLC with big wheels.and mud tires!!!
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A GLB will be MB's version pf a Kia... so let's not get confused here..
Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of that going on with MB lately. Thank God we have the G!
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Jeez, these vehicles just get smaller and smaller. I know the planet is important, but what about us tall guys. Soon we won't fit in anything

Thanks God the new Gwag did not go smaller
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