Mercedes-Benz To Launch GLB And EQB On December 2 — Bookings Now Open | V3Cars
Mercedes-Benz India are set to launch the GLB and EQB on December 2. The German carmaker has opened bookings for both SUVs for a token amount of Rs. 1.5 lakh. While the GLB will go on sale as a CBU, the EQB will be locally assembled.
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB — 2nd Seven-seat Model After The GLS
At the global launch of the GLB, Mercedes-Benz revealed their plans to launch the SUV in India in the near future. 2 years later, the GLB is set to go on sale in our country via the CBU (completely built unit) route. The GLB SUV sits between the GLA and GLC in Mercedes’ lineup. Mercedes are yet to reveal the engine details of the India-bound GLB but we expect it to be offered with either a 2.0L petrol or a 2.0L diesel engine. As CBUs attract higher tax impositions over CKDs, the GLB could be priced closer to the EQB electric SUV.
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2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB — India’s First Electric 7-Seater SUV
Like the GLB, the EQB electric SUV will come with 7 seats and sit below the EQC in the EQ lineup of electric sedans and SUVs. Mercedes considered the GLB for the Indian market a couple of years ago but the German carmaker is now betting big on green mobility with its electric vehicle range as they plan to go all-electric by 2030.
In global markets, Mercedes offer the EQB with 2 drivetrain options — 300 4Matic and 350 4Matic. The EQB 300 offers 228PS of power and 390Nm of torque. The EQB 350, on the other hand, offers 292PS of power and 520Nm of torque. Both the 300 and 350 models come with a 66.5kWh battery pack, 4-wheel-drive and a single-speed transmission. Both models offer a WLTP-certified range of 419km on a single charge. With the help of a 100kW DC fast charger, the EQB can be charged from 0-80% in just 32 minutes.
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At the launch of the EQS 53 AMG, Mercedes-Benz revealed their plans to establish a charging network of 140+ chargers, covering 80% of the country. The 140+ chargers will include 20+ 180kW ultra fast chargers, 20+ 60kW DC fast chargers and 100+ 22kW AC chargers. At launch, the Mercedes-Benz EQB will not have any direct rivals.