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Three-Row 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Revealed

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Class has been previewed and teased, but finally it is official. Earlier today the German luxury brand pulled the cover off the GLB250, the sole model for the U.S. market when it goes on sale at the end of this year.  Given there was a GLB Concept just a few months ago, there's not a lot…

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Teased

Mercedes-Benz recently leveraged the Shanghai Motor Show to show off a concept version of the upcoming GLB SUV, but that wasn't enough teasing. The thinly-veiled concept has been followed up with a teaser of the actual production vehicle, which is slated for reveal later this summer.  Appearing on the official Mercedes-Benz Twitter account, the dark image depicts the all-new GLB…

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Mercedes Tells U.S. Dealers it Will Trim Portfolio

Over the last couple of decades the German brands have more than doubled their product portfolios; chasing numerous niche segments. The strategy has left Mercedes-Benz and its German rivals with bloated product portfolios, but Mercedes is going to correct course shortly.  Recently Mercedes-Benz USA hosted dealerships at a national meeting in Las Vegas. According to dealerships in attendance, Mercedes told…

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Production Mercedes-Benz GLB Slated for Frankfurt Debut

Mercedes-Benz just showed off its GLB Concept a few weeks ago at the Geneva Motor Show, but the production version is apparently right around the corner. A new report suggests the GLB will debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.  Mercedes enthusiast website MB Passion is reporting the production GLB will bow in September in Frankfurt as a seven-seat crossover SUV. Their…

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Mercedes-Benz Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2039

Most automakers have announced a self-imposed deadline to implement all-electric fleets, but Mercedes-Benz has taken it a step further. At a press event this week the company announced plans for its passenger car division to become completely carbon neutral by 2039.  Called Ambition2039, the plan is parsed into a couple phases. The first phase calls for half of the Mercedes…

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Smart Exiting U.S. Market

Mini car brand Smart will exit the U.S and Canadian market after the 2019 model year. Smart has struggled in North America since launch and the struggle is even more real now that consumers prefer larger utility vehicles.  In fact, Smart sold only 1,276 cars in the U.S. during all of 2018. That's down from a high of 24,622 about a…

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Mercedes-AMG Says Rear-Wheel-Drive Dying Off

Mercedes-AMG says the days of the brand having pure rear-wheel-drive products is quickly coming to an end. The brand's boss Tobias Moers confirmed in a recent interview that all next-generation AMG products will be all-wheel-drive.  In speaking with AutoCar Moers stated consumers have spoken when it comes to the driveline layout of AMG cars, and they generally want all-wheel-drive. The executive took…

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Mercedes-Benz GLB will be Built in Mexico, China

Daimler AG has confirmed production of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLB Class will take place at assembly plants in Mexico and China starting later this year.  The two plants are positioned closest to the two biggest markets for SUVs: the U.S. and China.  Known as the 'mini G-Wagen,' the GLB is based on the MFA2 architecture that underpins Mercedes' other front-wheel-drive…

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