Mercedes GLB will be built in Mexico, and sales will begin before the end of the yearApril 23, 2019
In a recently published press release, describes the process of creating the concept of the new crossover Mercedes GLB. The car will go on sale before the end of this year, production will be established in Mexico and China.
Rumors about the new compact crossover GLB go online since mid-May 2014, and last week Mercedes finally confirmed them all – the concept of the new product was presented at the Shanghai Auto Show. Later that week, the company announced at the New York Auto Show plans to release a production version of the crossover this summer. Now, there is more news about the model.
In the published official press release, it describes in detail the difficulties encountered in developing the concept. It is reported that mass production will be established in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
This is a brand new factory representing a joint venture between Daimler’s parent company and Renault-Nissan Alliance. The A-Class sedan will also be assembled there, which is not so surprising, given that the two models have many similar components and assemblies. Mercedes will also be collecting GLB in Beijing (China).
The new GLB will go on sale before the end of this year, but so far there is no data on which markets will receive a crossover in the first place. It is reported that in the second half of 2019, the crossover will go on sale in the United States.
As for the GLB concept, it has a rather interesting story, since the people involved in the project were given the green light in September 2018. As explained by Mercedes, from the beginning to the end of the development of the concept took about 7 months. Under the code name SC 037, the car had to have a seven-seat layout to emphasize its special status in the company’s compact car range.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that all models of Mercedes-AMG, produced since 2021, will be electrified.
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