Mercedes-Benz has revealed an electrical idea model of its boxy luxurious off-roader, the G-Wagen, dotted with glowing accents and carrying some severely moon rover-style wheels.
Formally referred to as the Idea EQG, Mercedes-Benz was actually gentle on particulars concerning the electrical SUV whereas exhibiting it off on the 2021 IAA Mobility present in Munich. It didn’t cite estimates for vary, or point out battery measurement, or the facility output of the electrical motors. It is going to be all-wheel drive, although, and it’ll have a high and low gear. Additionally, these wheels are 22 inches.
As an alternative, the Idea EQG is correct now nearer to a design train — a primary try at how Mercedes-Benz could modify the brand new era of the G-Class that it first revealed at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, and one thing to gawk at till a manufacturing model comes.
It’s a hanging first try, although. The EQG is clad in the identical sort of two-tone paint job that Mercedes-Benz used on the primary editions of its electrical EQS sedan. The illuminated grille the corporate has been toying with on another ideas and manufacturing automobiles lastly doesn’t look so misplaced.
[Ed. note: Enjoy this amazing video of the EQG in “an epic 70s space opera” from Mercedes-Benz “where an electric vehicle will take you to a world beyond imagination” … starring “aliens”]
Every time a manufacturing EQG does arrive, it’ll be part of an ever-crowded discipline of electrical automobiles that may deal with tough terrain. Normal Motors revived the Hummer model and is making two all-electric variations of it: an SUV and a pickup truck. EV startup Rivian is about to launch its first pickup truck, with an SUV coming later this 12 months. Ford has even teased that an all-electric model of its newly-revived Bronco SUV will ultimately hit the highway.
The G-Wagen has at all times been as a lot of a standing image car as it’s about venturing off-road, although, so anticipate the manufacturing EQG to be loaded with all the identical sorts of options that Mercedes-Benz has been rolling out in its latest, most costly automobiles, just like the EQS sedan. And if Mercedes-Benz can provide the EQG the identical sort of vary and efficiency that its EQS and EQE sedans are getting on the corporate’s new electrical car platform, the electrical G-Wagen might be one thing to behold.