US auto dealers get a sneak peek of new Mercedes crossover likely to be made in Mexico

A new Mercedes-Benz crossover that has been speculated will be built in Mexico recently made its appearance before U.S. auto dealers as pre-production model during an annual meeting in Atlanta, AutoNews reported.

According to the car-specialized news outlet, the vehicle to be named GLB was unveiled alongside the A-Class sedan that the company already confirmed will be made at the new manufacturing facility in Aguascalientes.

During the meeting, dealers learned about the crossover’s standard five-seat layout, with an optional seven-seat arrangement to be available as well.

The GLB reportedly will be built on the same MFA2 platform as the new A-Class sedan which is expected to enter the U.S. market latter this year. The crossover is scheduled to go on sale in the last quarter of 2019, AutoNews revealed.

The Cooperation Manufacturing Plant Aguascalientes (COMPAS) is an assembly plant resulting from a co-joint investment between Daimler, Mercedes-Benz parent company, and Nissan, where the latter already builds its premium crossover, the Infiniti QX50.


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