Mercedes-Benz unveils first compact vehicle

Wani Roslan

The all-new GLB is the first compact vehicle and first seven-seater segment of Mercedes-Benz. It is a versatile SUV and spacious family car.

Jati Transport unveiled the GLB at Mercedes-Benz Autohaus yesterday, attracting visitors to take a closer look at its exterior and interior, and offered test drives for them to experience the performance.

The GLB unveiling was also streamed on Instagram Live.

The muscular SUV, GLB 200 places its trust in the four-cylinder petrol engine updated to relaunch the compact model series. In comparison to the previous generation, the GLB is characterised by its significantly increased power, improved efficiency and emissions.

The gateway to the petrol model range is the M 282 with a displacement of 1.33 litres in the GLB 200 (combined fuel consumption 6.2-6.0 l/100km, combined carbon dioxide emissions 142-137 g/km). The engine has cylinder shutoff for efficient operation in the partial-load range.

The GLB can accommodate passengers up to a height of 1.68 metres, a comfortable amount of space. The public is welcome to take a look at the new GLB and a test drive.

The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLB on display at Mercedes-Benz Autohaus
The Mercedes-Benz GLB taken on a test drive. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR