We’ve seen the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz GLB undergoing road tests ahead of its debut, as well as a glimpse into its cabin, though now we get a closer look inside. Based upon the MFA2 platform which underpins the A-Class and B-Class, the GLB appears to use the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) touchscreen interface from those cars, and is likely to share powertrain options from those models as well.

This means, as expected, the dual digital widescreen setup is applied to the GLB as well, while it also appears that the centre console tunnel area is more square-cut compared to the A-Class and B-Class, perhaps to reflect the GLB’s boxier exterior.

A choice of seven-inch or 10.25-inch displays are available on the A-Class and B-Class range, though it appears that the smaller unit is the one seen here on the GLB test mule. Beneath that is the three-vent air-conditioning layout also used in the aforementioned models, along with a similar control layout for the infotainment functions.

Deeper under the skin, the GLB can be expected to come with Mercedes’ own 2.0 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel engines from its transverse-engine platform stablemates, both of which are paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission in the W177 A-Class. The GLB range may start with a Renault-sourced 1.3 litre three-cylinder petrol, with the hotter AMG GLB 35 and GLB 45 set to crown the line-up.

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