Mercedes-Benz GLB and EQB SUVs launched: Check price and features
German automaker Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off the GLB and EQB models in the Indian market with a starting price tag of Rs. 63.8 lakh and Rs. 74.5 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom), respectively. Both SUVs arrive on our shores via the Completely Built Unit (CBU) route. While the former is offered in three trim levels, the latter is available in a single variant.
Why does this story matter?
- Mercedes-Benz is one of the most prestigious carmakers in the Indian market. The brand has a slew of sedans and SUVs under its Maybach, EQ, and AMG line-up on our shores.
- The GLB and EQB are both entry-level seven-seater models in their respective categories and do not have any direct rivals, meaning they are likely to attract plenty of buyers.
Mercedes-Benz GLB looks like a shrunken GLS
The Mercedes-Benz GLB flaunts a lengthy and muscular bonnet, a wide grille with chrome inserts, large air dams, swept-back matrix LED headlights with integrated DRLs, a raked windscreen, roof rails, designer wheels, wrap-around LED taillights, and skid plates. On the inside, the SUV has a luxurious seven-seater cabin with a minimalist dashboard, premium leather upholstery, multiple airbags, and a touchscreen infotainment system.
It is offered with two powertrain options
The Mercedes-Benz GLB draws power from either a 1.3-liter, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine that generates 161hp/250Nm or a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, diesel motor that develops 188hp/400Nm. Both mills are mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Mercedes-Benz EQB is an entry-level model for the EQ range
The Mercedes-Benz EQB sports a long and sculpted hood, a closed-off grille, swept-back LED headlamps, a full-width LED DRL, silvered skid plates, roof rails, ORVMs, designer alloy wheels, connected LED taillights, and diffuser. Inside, the seven-seater EV has premium leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a head-up display, a panoramic sunroof, an MBUX infotainment system, multiple airbags, electronic stability control, and ADAS functions.
It promises a range of up to 423km
The Mercedes-Benz EQB is powered by dual-electric motors linked to a 70.7kWh battery pack. The setup generates a maximum power of 225hp and a peak torque of 390Nm. The EV promises a range of up to 423km on a single charge.
Mercedes-Benz GLB and EQB: Pricing
In India, Mercedes-Benz GLB costs Rs. 63.8 lakh for the GLB 200 trim, Rs. 66.8 lakh for the GLB 220D model, and Rs. 69.8 lakh for the range-topping GLB 220D 4Matic variant. The Mercedes-Benz EQB will set you back by Rs. 74.5 lakh for the EQB 300 4Matic version (all prices, ex-showroom). Both SUVs can be booked online or via the brand's dealerships.