2023 Mercedes-Benz GLB facelift spied


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Spy shots of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLB suggest it will undergo a nip and tuck.

Mercedes-Benz is undergoing testing of the revised GLB SUV and as you can see from these spy shots, Benz is keeping exterior tweaks to be kept to a minimum. This may be our first sighting of the car but it looks like a debut could happen this year.

Introduced in 2019, the Mercedes GLB is a bit of an anomaly in the German firm’s line-up, it offers seven-seats where the more expensive GLC is five-seat only. There’s also an all-electric EQB version, giving the GLB a broader appeal than the GLC.

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The front of the facelifted GLB shows a new, simpler headlight design with just one daytime running strip in each cluster. The grille’s shape remains the same, but we can expect new detailing within. This is the non-AMG model, so for the sporty variants we expect a new front end with larger air intakes and a bespoke grille design.

The sides remain unchanged from the outgoing model, but at the rear we can clearly see a new rear light design with horizontal bars replacing the square lights. The camouflage extends across the bootlid, but we imagine tweaks will be confined to the rear lights.

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In some Mercedes models, such as the new S-Class and EQS, we’ve seen a variation of interior design between the combustion-engined car and its electric counterpart. The GLB and electric EQB, received the same interior layout and we expect this to continue with this mid-life update.

Since the GLB was launched, Mercedes has brought out new versions of its similarly-sized GLC and C-Class. Inside, these cars use a new 11.9-inch portrait touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital instrument panel – technology that could be carried over to the GLB, with the latest MBUX infotainment. The GLB will remain as practical as before, with seating for seven.

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