Boxy compact crossover due for update

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The Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class compact crossover is about to return in for a spherical of updates, as evidenced by a prototype noticed just lately close to Mercedes’ headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany.

The GLB-Class arrived on the scene in 2019 as a 2022 model and in Mercedes custom we should always see the up to date model arrive in 2023 as a 2024 model.

Mercedes is within the means of updating its whole compact vary, beginning with the A-Class which can be dropped from the U.S. lineup as soon as the up to date model is launched. Elsewhere, the up to date A-Class, which can as soon as once more provide hatch and sedan physique types, is predicted to reach as a 2023 model.

The GLB-Class prototype is barely calmly camouflaged, which is smart for an replace. There seems to be a revised grille and fascia up entrance, plus tweaks to the internals of the lights at each ends.

2024 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class facelift spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2024 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class facelift spy pictures – Picture credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Adjustments inside are anticipated to incorporate a brand new design for the middle console and new graphics for the digital instrument cluster and infotainment hub.

It is not clear what’s deliberate for the powertrains. The GLB-Class is presently supplied within the U.S. with turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engines, rated at 250 hp within the GLB 250 grade and 302 hp within the GLB 35 from AMG. An electrical EGB was added for 2022 and comes with 225- (EQB 300) and 288-hp (EQB 350) choices.

The GLB-Class is a well-liked choice in Mercedes’ lineup, with the automaker promoting 26,677 examples within the U.S. in 2021. In consequence, the automobile is predicted to stay round when Mercedes redesigns its compact vary across the center of the last decade. The identical cannot be stated for the A-Class and B-Class, that are anticipated to be dropped as Mercedes turns its focus extra towards decrease quantity, increased revenue margin automobiles.

Keep tuned for updates as improvement continues.

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