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Mercedes-Benz unveils an electric G-Wagen concept for the future

Mercedes-Benz unveils an electric G-Wagen concept for the future

MERCEDES BenzMercedes-Benz has revealed the electric concept version of its boxy luxury off-roader, the G-Wagen, with shiny accents and some seriously Moon Rover-style wheels.

Officially known as the Concept EQG, Mercedes-Benz had shed light on details about the electric SUV while showing it at the 2021 IAA Mobility Show in Munich. It did not cite range estimates, or the size of the battery, or the power output of the electric motors. However, it will be all-wheel drive, and will have low and high gears. Plus those wheels are 22 inches.

Instead, the Concept EQG is closer to a design exercise right now – an attempt at how Mercedes-Benz might modify the new generation of the G-Class that was first shown at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, and something to do with it. For. Until the production version arrives.

However, this is a striking first attempt. The EQG sports the same two-tone paint job that Mercedes-Benz used on the earlier versions of its electric EQS ​​sedan. The illuminated grille that the company is working on along with some other concepts and production vehicles ultimately doesn't look so bad.

Whenever a production EQG arrives, it joins the crowded field of electric vehicles that can handle rough terrain. General Motors revived the Hummer brand and is making two all-electric versions 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 year. Ford has also teased that an all-electric version of its newly revived Bronco SUV will eventually hit the road.

The G-Wagen has always been a status symbol vehicle as it is all about off-road venture, however, the production EQG is expected to be loaded with all sorts of features that Mercedes-Benz is poised in its own right. The latest, most expensive vehicles like the EQS sedan. And if Mercedes-Benz can deliver the EQG with the same range and performance that its EQS and EQE sedans are getting on the company's new electric vehicle platform, then the electric G-Wagen could be something to look into.

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