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How 5+2 = €1,509 with this new compact SUV from Mercedes

 

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Good package: the new Mercedes GLB crossover

Good package: the new Mercedes GLB crossover

Good package: the new Mercedes GLB crossover

As a rule, I don't bet but I am willing to wager something this week. It is that most people who buy the car reviewed will spend an extra €1,509 on it. Sounds mysterious? It's not really when you come to understand what the extra euro are for.

The car in question is the newly-arrived mid-sized family crossover/SUV from Mercedes. It is called the GLB. Perhaps before going any further, I should put it in slightly better context. The GLB is larger than the stylish GLA crossover and smaller than the excellent GLC. 

Its unique selling point, for now anyway, is that it can carry up to seven people of varying shapes and sizes within its chunky, if tidy, frame. That is a major achievement in a car of such compact nature.