The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has actually continued mostly unmodified considering that its launch in 1979. A couple of aesthetic adjustments, even more elegant inside attributes, as well as upgraded engines cover most of the upgrades the Germans have actually presented to the blocky SUV over the past 30 years. That's all mosting likely to transform in 2017 when Mercedes is anticipated to introduce a thorough renovation for the lorry, yet completion of the years will certainly likewise bring an infant G-Wagen.
Inning accordance with CAR, Daimler is servicing the GLB, a smaller sized G-Class that will certainly "bring the beefy SUV aim to the masses." The crossover is apparently slated to get in manufacturing in September 2019 and also take place sale as a 2020 version.
While the G makes use of body-on-frame building and construction, the GLB will certainly include unibody building and construction. British publication Auto Express thinks it will certainly share the modular MFA2 system with the following A, B, GLA, as well as CLA versions. The upcoming MFA2 system will certainly be extremely adaptable, so Mercedes will certainly have the ability to use a standard-wheelbase design with area for 5, and also a long-wheelbase version with seatsing for as much as 7 guests.
Codenamed X247, the GLB will certainly ride on an extended variation the firm's next-generation MFA2 design that underpins the A-Class, B-Class, and also Infiniti's upcoming Q30 small. The brand-new system will certainly allow the GLB to be lighter as well as less expensive to generate compared to comparable offerings. Aesthetically, the infant G-Class will certainly obtain the majority of its signs from its blocky big brother, however assimilate milder lines making it look better for its dimension and also designated market. Cars And Truck additionally points out Mercedes is going for GLA-class owning characteristics. Normally, the GLB will certainly get here in both front-wheel- as well as all-wheel-drive arrangements. The extended wheelbase permits a seven-seat setup with folding 2nd- and also third-row seats for added baggage area.
As for engines go, do not anticipate any type of V-6 or V-8 mills. For the GLB, Mercedes is once again resorting to Renault for three-cylinder systems to power the entry-level versions, with internal four-bangers to finish the schedule. Both fuel and also diesel motor will certainly appear, with a twin-turbo four-cylinder to function as a range-topper in the high-performance GLB45 AMG. Transmission choices will certainly consist of the business's seven-speed twin-clutch as well as nine-speed automated.