Why the Mercedes GLB is a perfect SUV for summer

Updated May 03, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Make your road trips more exciting.

​​​​​​We usually do different activities so we can enjoy and remember the different seasons. Some of us make plans to go out of town with the best people we have in life. Mercedes-Benz wants to further enhance every trip on the go for summer by introducing the GLB to Filipino car buyers.

Mercede-Benz GLB front

Mercedes-Benz GLB

The Mercedes-Benz GLB is the German car brand’s entry to the premium subcompact crossover segment. With its characteristics such as its compact size and high-end quality, drivers and passengers will get the most of their time on the road.

Looking at the Mercedes-Benz GLB, it comes with various exterior details that provide a commanding presence on the road. Some of its design features include a diamond radiator grille, LED high-performance headlights, SUV-inspired rear LED taillights, and 19-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels which add premium touches to the overall design.

Mercedes-Benz GLB interior view

A premium driving experience

The model’s long wheelbase configuration with a size of 2,829mm provides the space for the utmost comfort while traveling. The subcompact crossover can seat up to seven passengers including the driver so almost everyone in your friend group can be tagged along. Meanwhile, the third-row seats can be folded down just in case a need for larger cargo space is necessary.

Inside, it is equipped with a 7-inch infotainment screen that supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also supports Spotify so everyone in the vehicle can jam to your favorite tunes while seeing different and wonderful places in the country.

Mercedes-Benz GLB interior view

It comes with entertainment on the go

Moreover, the interior boasts luxurious black Artico Dinamica microfiber seats with red double topstitching, while the driver seat gets to benefit with an electronically adjustable with three memory functions. The seats provide comfort so long trips are more tolerable even for third-row passengers.

Safety is another key factor to consider when going out of town. The Mercedes-Benz GLB is equipped with the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive to assure you that you are safe wherever you decide to go. Some safety features include seven airbags, adaptive brake lights, active brake assist, an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist (BAS), an electronic stability program (ESP), and an attention assist system.

Mercedes-Benz GLB cargo space

Enough space for traveling anytime and anywhere

Powering the premium subcompact crossover is a 1.3-liter M282 4-cylinder gasoline engine capable of producing 163 hp and 250 Nm of torque. The small engine displacement is said to provide better fuel economy which is ideal for a vehicle used for road trips. It is coupled to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).

If you are considering the Mercedes-Benz GLB as your next vehicle for summer, it is available in the brand’s local dealerships situated in EDSA Greenhills, Bonifacio Global City, Alabang, and Cebu City. The price starts at Php 3,890,000 for the GLB 200 AMG Line variant.

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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