The Mercedes EQG / G-Class EV is inching nearer to manufacturing as the corporate has launched new pictures of the electrical SUV and hinted it’s coming “quickly.”
Whereas the automaker is retaining particulars below wraps, they described it as a “true off-road icon” and the “better of all worlds.” Mercedes went on to say it’s a “actual G” that blends “sophistication and superior electrical expertise.”
The mannequin was previewed by the EQG idea and carefully echoes its conventionally-powered counterpart, which itself is getting a facelift. That being stated, there are just a few telltale clues this isn’t your run-of-the-mill G.
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The largest is the sq. ‘spare tire service,’ which is presumably a lockable field like on the idea. A more in-depth inspection additionally reveals a handful of aerodynamic styling tweaks together with particular wheels and small slits within the rear fender flares. We are able to additionally anticipate a totally enclosed grille with a boxy design.
Earlier spy pictures have proven the inside shall be barely totally different than right this moment’s mannequin as it should undertake a brand new steering wheel, a revamped heart console, and a revised heart stack with new switchgear. A few of these adjustments will presumably be shared with the facelifted ICE variant, however the G-Flip button shall be distinctive to the EV and allow it to carry out ‘tank turns.’
Mercedes has been coy on specifics, however the EQG is slated to have a quad motor powertrain with “huge pulling energy and controllability.” We are able to additionally anticipate an optionally available prolonged vary battery, which has a silicon anode chemistry that guarantees a 20-40% improve in vitality density. This could end in a “important” improve in vary.
Whereas loads of questions stay, you shouldn’t anticipate to see the mannequin anytime quickly as Mercedes has beforehand stated it will likely be launched till subsequent yr.