It’s been a few months since the last time our spy photographer captured a test of the new Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class. The crossover is undergoing a mid-cycle refresh and is receiving minor styling updates, and a new video shows the automaker continuing to prepare the vehicle.
The short video captures the crossover sitting at a stop light. The automaker has covered the front fascia in tight camouflage, leaving little to the imagination. The headlights look like they have the same shape, but Mercedes had to redesign the LED daytime running lights, giving the crossover a new lighting signature. The GLB will likely receive a new front bumper design and other minor styling changes, and the new one will be very similar to the current car.
There are fewer changes at the rear, which are noticeable after the crossover has moved away from the light. The thin camouflage line hides the taillights and the gap between them, indicating that Mercedes has plans to change the graphics. However, the company didn’t change much else.
While our spy photographers haven’t been able to get a peek at the cabin yet, we don’t expect any significant changes. The GLB went on sale for the 2020 model year with a dual-screen display on the dashboard, and a revamped crossover will arrive with the same setup. Mercedes should have its latest MBUX software installed. It could also make some other trim tweaks.
Mercedes offers the GLB in the US with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, producing 221 horsepower (164 kilowatts) and 258 pound-feet (349 Newton-meters) of torque. The company is unlikely to make any significant powertrain changes, with the current engine essentially being carried over to the new model unchanged.
The automaker will again be offering the AMG GLB 35, which our spy photographers captured in September for the first time, a month after seeing the regular model in public. The AMG variant also uses a 2.0-liter turbo, but develops 302 hp (225 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque, rocketing the crossover to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 5.1 seconds. Expect to find it in the redesigned variant.
The revamped Mercedes-Benz GLB will debut in the near future. The relatively new model received slight revisions which shouldn’t take too long to be ready for production.