Mark Jones
Road Test Editor
3 minute read
27 Apr 2022
8:10 am

Can Mercedes-Benz GLB live up to ‘Baby G-Wagon’ moniker?

Mark Jones

This competent family offering has almost become Merc's forgotten SUV since its initial launch in 2019.

The Mercedes-Benz GLB slots in between the GLA and GLC.

Launched internationally back in 2019 in Spain, a trip I was on, and destined for Mzansi shortly thereafter, the Mercedes-Benz GLB almost became the brand’s forgotten SUV. All because a thing called Covid-19 shut the world down, along with the delivery of this vehicle to South Africa. Mercedes-Benz quality Fast forward to 2022, and finally, we got to hang with the now ‘‘almost new’’ GLB. Nothing has changed since it debuted in 2019, and that is the good news because this is another competent family offering from Mercedes-Benz. There is no over-complication of the engines and models on offer. For...