Mercedes-Benz‘s old-school SUV is getting a really trendy twist.
The Idea EQG unveiled as a part of the model’s Munich Auto Present presentation is an all-electric model of the retro G-Class 4×4.
Full technical particulars have not been revealed, however Mercedes-Benz stated it’ll function a separate electrical motor at every wheel with a low vary for off-roading and can be capable of climb grades as much as 45 levels steep.
The present V8-powered $132,800 G550 is a popular model with a dismal EPA mixed gas economic system ranking of 18 mpg. When it was launched in on the 2018 Detroit Auto Present, electrical automobile advocate Arnold Schwarzenegger urged Mercedes-Benz boss Dieter Zetsche to do an electrical model and the EQG fulfils his promise to the previous California governor.
EQG-specific design touches embrace illuminated rub strips alongside its sides and a storage field for the charging gear on the rear tailgate the place the spare tire provider is positioned on the G-Class.
Whereas a selected date for the manufacturing model hasn’t been introduced, it will likely be going through competitors from the upcoming GMC Hummer EV SUV and Rivan R1S within the premium electrical utility automobile area by the point it makes it to showrooms.
Mercedes-Benz additionally used the present to introduce a number of different electrical fashions that shall be on sale quickly.
Amongst them are a battery-powered model of the GLB compact SUV known as the EQB and the EQE midsize sedan.
Each are scheduled to go on sale subsequent 12 months with ranges of roughly 220 miles and 350 miles, respectively, based mostly on their European rankings.
Yet another preview got here within the type of the Idea Mercedes-Maybach EQS, which is an ultra-luxury utility automobile with an electrical drivetrain and an opulent inside trimmed in rose gold.