Mercedes Benz Launches GLB and EQB SUVs in India

• Will offer a unique proposition to customers in India • Will come to India as a CBU • Prices start from Rs 63.8 lakh and Rs 74.5 lakh respectively

   
Mercedes Benz Launches GLB and EQB SUVs in India

Completing its SUV portfolio in India, Mercedes Benz has launched two seven-seater SUV models in the country. The all-new GLB and the EQB will fill the gap between the GLA and GLC SUVs and offer a unique proposition to its customers, somethings that its rival fail to do. Referred to as the mini GLS, the GLB offers customers with plush interiors, powerful engine and a familiar exterior design. The EQB on the other hand will try to create a new entry level into the Mercedes-Benz EQ eco-system. Both models will be offered in the country as CBUs imported from Mexico.

Mercedes Benz GLB and EQB: Variants and Price

GLB & EQB Prices

The Mercedes Benz GLB will be offered in three variants with a starting price of Rs 63.8 lakh (ex-showroom). The GLB 200 will be the entry level variant while the GLB 220d will be the mid-spec model priced at Rs 66.8 lakh (ex-showroom) and the GLB 220d 4MATIC the top-spec model priced at Rs 69.8 lakh (ex-showroom).

Mercedes GLB & EQB Cars

On the other hand, the Mercedes Benz EQB will be offered in only one variant, EQB 300 4MATIC priced at Rs 74.5 lakh (ex-showroom).

Mercedes Benz GLB and EQB: Colour Option

The Mercedes Benz GLB will be offered with four exterior colour option including Black, Blue, Grey and Red, while the EQB will be offered in Black, White, Grey, Silver and an exclusive Rose Gold colours.

Mercedes Benz GLB and EQB: Powertrain

Built on the MFA2 modular platform, the Mercedes Benz GLB is offered with one petrol and one diesel engine option. The petrol powertrain includes the 1.3-litre turbo engine producing 163 bhp and 250 Nm of torque, while the diesel powertrain includes the 2.0-litre engine rated for a maximum power output of 190 bhp and peak torque of 400 Nm. Both engines come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission option.

Coming to the EV, the Mercedes Benz EQB is offered with a 66.5 kWh battery that offers a total range of 420 kilometres. The battery and motor combination can produce 225 bhp and 390 Nm of torque. The car also comes with fast charging capabilities allowing for 10-80 percent charge in just 30 minutes from a 100 kWh DC charger.

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Mercedes Benz GLB and EQB: Design

GLB

As discussed earlier, the GLB shares its design details with the larger GLS. Both the cars share the overall silhouette, front grille, front and rear lamps. New elements include smaller twin 5-spoke alloy wheels and a kink in the rear window.

EQB

Based on the GLB, the EQB gets a blanked off-front grille, new aero alloy wheels and new LED headlight and taillight units. The car also gets an LED light bar, that connects both the headlamps giving the front end a futuristic look.

On the inside, both models get LED backlight turbine AC vents, twin screen MBUX system and ambient lighting all around. Other new features include one touch fold for both the second and third row seats along with a powered function for the tailgate.

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