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Mercedes-Benz launches new “GLB” with redesigned exterior and updated navigation to latest generation – Car Watch


New “GLB” (GLB 180)

Mercedes-Benz Japan released the new “GLB” on November 17th. The price is 6.38 million yen for “GLB 180” and 6.94 million yen for “GLB 200 d 4MATIC”.

The new GLB has a redesigned exterior design, the navigation system has been updated to the latest generation that is used in models such as the S-Class, and all models come standard with features such as adaptive high beam assist that enhances safety and comfort, providing a comfortable ride. Optional features include a suspension with an adaptive damping system that provides comfortable handling and nimble handling, and a Burmester surround sound system.

Regarding the exterior design, the front grille is equipped with a distinctive louver design common to Mercedes-Benz SUVs, and the AMG line package uses a single louver front grille with countless chrome-plated diamond patterns. . In addition, a newly designed front bumper that emphasizes the SUV-like character is adopted, and the AMG Line Package features a trapezoid that spreads at the bottom and wide openings on both sides, creating a more aggressive and powerful front bumper. Ta. The headlight design has also been changed.

In addition to a newly designed rear diffuser that creates a sporty and stable rear view, the design of the LED rear combination lamps has been changed to create a design that gives a sharper impression.

In addition, the wheel design has been completely updated, and aluminum wheels have been adopted to give the vehicle a sporty feel underfoot. The standard GLB 180 and GLB 200 d 4MATIC come with 18-inch aluminum wheels, while the AMG Line Package comes with 20-inch AMG aluminum wheels. New body colors “Spectral Blue” and “Rose Gold” have been added.

The interior features a new generation steering wheel, and when the optional AMG Line Package is selected, three twin spokes create a futuristic sporty feel, as well as navigation, various settings in the instrument cluster, and safe driving support systems. It also has functionality that allows you to complete the settings at hand. In addition, a new capacitive sensor is installed on the rim for the hands-off detection function when using Active Distance Assist Distronic, which previously was determined by contact with the touch control button or torque applied to the steering wheel. Adopts a pad. This allows the system to recognize that the driver is holding the steering wheel even if there is no torque applied to the steering wheel, improving the usability of Active Distance Assist Distronic. In addition, the touchpad that was installed in the center console has been abolished, resulting in a cleaner interior design.

In addition, the latest generation interactive infotainment system “MBUX” is standard equipment, and the latest generation navigation system and MBUX AR (Augmented Reality) navigation are available as options.

GLB 200 d 4MATIC (vehicle with AMG line package)


GLB 200 d 4MATIC interior

In addition, the optional AMG Line Package includes a suspension with an adaptive damping system that continuously varies the damping of each wheel to provide a comfortable ride and nimble handling, and produces an engine sound that matches the driving conditions. Added “Sporty Engine Sound”. The suspension with an adaptive damping system continuously varies the damping by taking into consideration engine, transmission, steering characteristics, etc., depending on driving conditions, road conditions, and speed. In addition, the dynamic select switch allows you to select from three modes: Comfort, Sport, and Sport+.In Sport and Sport+, the damping characteristics are set to be stiffer, allowing you to enjoy sporty driving such as stable cornering even when driving at high speeds. , Comfort offers a comfortable ride that doesn’t make you feel the unevenness of the road.

As for the powertrain, the “GLB 180” is equipped with a 1.4-liter in-line 4-cylinder turbo engine, and the “GLB 200 d 4MATIC” is equipped with a 2.0-liter in-line 4-cylinder diesel turbo engine.

The article is in Japanese

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