Car review: Mercedes-Benz's first compact seven-seat crossover too much of a compromise

Driveability aside, the Mercedes-Benz GLB200 has a decent ride and is satisfactorily insulated. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
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SINGAPORE - Imagine a car about the size of a Range Rover Evoque being powered by a 1.3-litre engine.

That would be the new GLB200, Mercedes-Benz's first compact seven-seater sport utility vehicle. It is, in fact, longer and taller than the Evoque, but not as wide.

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