The eighth member of Mercedes’ compact car loved ones stands out from the crowd thanks to its optional third row representing a one of a kind offering proposition because you can not have seven seats on any other compact SUV from a luxurious brand. That means the GLB doesn’t have a immediate rival, which really should permit Daimler to entice in prospects that would have or else long gone for some thing like a BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer.
It’s of course not a entirely fledged 7 seater as the third row is only acceptable for folks up to 1.68 meters (5 ft 6 in) tall. Supplying minivan lovers additional motives to go for the GLB instead than a traditional individuals-mover, the second row slides ahead and the inclination of the backrests can be adjusted as properly. In addition, the two specific seats in the third row are retractable and when they’re down, they sit flush with the load compartment to cost-free up cargo place when you want to carry voluminous goods in its place of 7 men and women.
Even those people sitting down on the rearmost seats get cup holders mounted involving the seats, along with two storage compartments each individual incorporating a USB port. Basic safety was of utmost great importance for Mercedes when engineering the GLB, so the two individuals sitting in the back will have retractable head restraints and seat belts with belt tensioners, even though the side window airbag will guard them as perfectly. Suitable for setting up a kid seat, the two ISOFIX and Prime-Tether anchorages are offered for the third row.
Marketing video clips unveiled by Mercedes give us the prospect to check out the GLB in element, including the generously outfitted Version 1 (the white 1) set to be accessible only throughout the 1st 12 months of output. Talking of which, in contrast to most of the other compact cars from Mercedes sold in Europe, the GLB won’t be manufactured at the Kecskemét factory in Hungary. In its place, the car will be assembled in Aguascalientes, Mexico as perfectly as in Beijing to cater to the SUV-hungry Chinese current market.
Video clips: Mercedes-Benz