Mercedes-Benz’s iconic G-Class is about to receive its first full redesign given that the nameplate’s launch. Regardless of its remaining power, the G-Class came very close to satisfying its demise only a few years ago. Mercedes had even introduced last edition models in some markets and was prepared to exterminate the icon, but strong demand from the U.S., Russia and China– thankfully– persuaded the automaker to reverse course.
Our latest spy shots reveal what seems the same blocky G-Class that’s been with us– in civilian type– because 1979, however if you look a little closer you’ll notice significant distinctions. In reality, Mercedes tells us that the upgraded G-Class will have simply one exterior part in common with its predecessor.
2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Design
The prototype is significantly broader than the present G-Class, with our professional photographer informing us there’s close to 4.0 inches of additional girth. Aspects like the windshield, hood and grille are all noticeably larger than on the existing model. The wider body and matching wider track has been adopted in order to accommodate brand-new suspension that aims to enhance stability on and off the road while likewise improving interior space. At the exact same time, the new model’s body is shorter. This can plainly be seen in shots where both the prototype and existing G-Class are present.
Another key change ought to be the increased use of aluminum and high-strength steel in the building and construction to assist reduce weight, potentially cutting the existing model’s 5,665-pound curb weight by as much as 440 pound. There should likewise be the latest from the Mercedes technology portfolio consisting of brand-new driver-assist features, electronic power steering, and an advanced infotainment system.
Regardless of the changes, the new G-Class should remain as rugged as ever. For instance, the flight height does not appear to be changing and it appears like a live axle stays at the rear. We ‘d likewise anticipate a long-term four-wheel-drive system, reduction transfer case, and 3 differential locks to remain. One of the primary factors for the style overhaul is stricter emissions policies. Thus we may end up seeing some more fuel-efficient choices in the powertrain department including a possible plug-in hybrid setup.
2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Engine
Mercedes’ new inline-6 engines are expected to be offered though in the United States a V-8 engine ought to feature mainly. Obviously, Mercedes-AMG alternatives will still be on offer, as they currently account for more than 50 percent of G-Class sales worldwide.
2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Release Date
The brand-new G-Class is anticipated to hit the market in 2018, as a 2019 model. Its arrival will accompany the 40th anniversary of the G-Class nameplate. A colony Rover Defender is because of get here about the exact same time, hence keeping the rivalry between the supreme energies alive.