Mercedes Benz unveils GLB concept and calls 2019 'year of the SUV'

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Published on April 18, 2019 - Duration: 00:45s

Mercedes Benz unveils GLB concept and calls 2019 'year of the SUV'

Mercedes Benz unveiled a new SUV concept at the Shanghai Auto Show for a compact Mercedes GLB, saying the automaker plans to add the new SUV to its lineup later this year.

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Mercedes Benz unveils GLB concept and calls 2019 'year of the SUV'

ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Daimler AG's Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche at an event in Shanghai on Monday (April 15) unveiled what he called a concept for a compact Mercedes GLB, saying the automaker plans to add the new SUV to its lineup later this year.

Zetsche promised the unveiling of a production version of the GLB with seating for seven by this summer.

The announcement from Zetsche comes as Mercedes has declared 2019 the "year of the SUV", reflecting the growing popularity of such vehicles in the world's largest car market.

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