The Mercedes-Benz GLB and EQB are all established to go on sale in India on December 2 and the German manufacturer is previously accepting pre-bookings for both equally types for a token sum of Rs. 1.5 lakh. The GLB will be a compact luxury seven-seater SUV positioned earlier mentioned the GLA in the luxurious carmaker’s assortment whilst the EQB will be the very first 7-seater supplying in the luxury EV phase. The Mercedes-Benz EQB will also be the brand’s most affordable EV positioned under the EQC in the company’s electric powered line-up. Mercedes-Benz has shared aspects of the India-spec styles forward of the official start and equally SUVs will be imported to India from Mexico, in-flip likely on sale as a wholly built device (CBU).

The Mercedes-Benz GLB will be available in India with equally diesel and petrol powertrain options and in a few variants – GLB 220d 4Matic, GLB 220d and GLB 200. People who are familiar with the brand’s nomenclature will know that ‘d’ refers to the diesel iteration when latter is the petrol. The new Mercedes-Benz GLB 220d is run by a 2.-litre (1950 cc), 4-cylinder, oil-burner belting out 188 bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque and is mated to an 8-speed automated gearbox. The Mercedes-Benz GLB 220d does the -100 kmph dash in 7.7 seconds whilst the all-wheel-drive (AWD) or the GLB 220d 4Matic trim is fraction of a next more quickly, performing the exact same run in 7.6 seconds. The Mercedes-Benz GLB 200 receives a smaller sized 1.3-litre (1332 cc), 4-cylinder petrol motor less than its hood just like the A-Course sedan. It churns out 161 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque and is mated to the very same eight-velocity automated gearbox. The petrol model clocks triple digit speeds in 9.1 seconds.

Mercedes-Benz is offering the EQB 250 in India and it really is the most inexpensive electric powered presenting from the brand throughout the globe. The Mercedes-Benz EQB 250 develops 188 bhp and 385 Nm of peak torque. Battery alternatives incorporate the 66.5 kWh unit presenting 330 km (WLTP cycle) selection. Globally, you will find also the even bigger 70.7 kWh device with 391 km (WLTP cycle) of variety on a solitary demand.

Coming back again to the Mercedes-Benz GLB, it receives a marginally smaller wheelbase at 2,829 mm when as opposed to the GLC’s 2,873 mm wheelbase. The cabin of each models mostly continue to be comparable and borrow heavily from the GLA with the dual screens, multi-functionality steering wheel, leather steering wheel and additional. Be expecting to see all other functions getting carried about as properly. With all three rows up, the GLB also comes with good boot potential of about 150 litres. The space increases to 570 litres with the rear seats folded, which is 20 litres additional than the GLC.

The Mercedes-Benz GLB or the EQB will not have any immediate rivals in India. At an anticipated beginning ex-showroom price of Rs. 42 lakh the GLB is likely to be a top quality alternate to the Skoda Kodiaq and even the Toyota Fortuner, MG Gloster or the Kia Carnival if refinement and plushness just take priority around measurement and practicality. On the other hand, the Mercedes-Benz EQB is very likely to lock horns with the 3-row variants of the Skoda Enyaq and Volkswagen ID in the long term.