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Mercedes-Benz GLB 200: New cool for school

Seven-seats, boxy styling, super-practical: the Mercedes-Benz GLB checks the list for boring features, but is it cool?

Like Mercedes-Benz's G-Wagen - a Land Rover Defender rival it's built since 1979 - the GLB has the same sense of so-square-it's-cool utilitarianism.

Malaga, Spain

WANT to know what makes a cool car? Car design legend Giorgetto Giugiaro once let me in on the Big Secret of making a hot-looking ride. "Make it very low and wide," he whispered. "And give it really big wheels."

In that case the Mercedes-Benz GLB might be the un-...

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