According to reports out of Germany, Mercedes is planning to launch a G-Class inspired crossover in the fall of 2019.

Details are limited but Autobild is reporting the model will be a lifestyle vehicle that will wear the GLB moniker. It will reportedly be based on the same platform as the next-generation A-Class which is due in the spring of 2018.

Little else is known about the crossover but it will reportedly offer seating for up to seven people. Front-wheel drive could be standard but all-wheel drive should be optional. There could also be an off-road package but there's no word on what it would include.

If everything pans out, the GLB will slot above the GLA and cost slightly more than its smaller sibling.

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