Mercedes EQG concept to debut at IAA Munich, an electric G-Class on card: Report

Mercedes-Benz G-Class EV would come delivering a 500 hp combined power output from two electric motors.The electric G-Class SUV is expected to come wi
...
Mercedes-Benz G-Class is considered as one of the most capable luxury off-roaders in the world.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class is considered as one of the most capable luxury off-roaders in the world.

Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to unveil an interesting concept car at the IAA Munich in September this year. Dubbed as EQG, this would preview an all-electric G-Class SUV, claims a report by mbpassionblog. This comes in line with Daimler CEO Ola Källenius' announcement in November 2019. He again reconfirmed it in March last year.

Also Read : Mercedes launches AMG E 63S, E 53 in India. Price, features and specs here

Källenius said that the automaker would bring an electric off-roader is on the card and it would arrive in a few years. Now, as the German luxury car brand is working towards an all-electric future product lineup, ditching the ICE powered G-Wagen is an important part of the company's EV strategy.

Also check these Cars

Find more Cars
Mercedes-benz G-class (HT Auto photo)
Engine Icon2925 cc FuelType IconDiesel
₹ 2.55 Cr
Compare
View Offers
Mercedes-benz Gle (HT Auto photo)
Engine Icon2999 cc FuelType IconMultiple
₹96.40 Lakhs - 1.15 Cr
Compare
View Offers
Mercedes-benz Glb (HT Auto photo)
Engine Icon1950.0 cc FuelType IconMultiple
₹ 63.80 - 69.80 Lakhs
Compare
View Offers
Mercedes-benz Eqb (HT Auto photo)
BatteryCapacity Icon66.4kWh Range Icon423 km
₹ 74.50 Lakhs
Compare
View Offers
Mercedes-benz Eqc (HT Auto photo)
BatteryCapacity Icon80 kWh Range Icon471 Km
₹ 1.07 Cr
Compare
Mercedes-benz Glc (HT Auto photo)
Engine Icon1999 cc FuelType IconPetrol
₹ 73.50 - 74.50 Lakhs
Compare
View Offers

Interestingly, the company terms the G-Class as stronger than time. Considering that, it is inevitable that the automaker will bring an electric variant of the iconic luxury off-roader.

The Mercedes EQG concept is expected to reveal the design outline, features and technologies that will be onboard the electric G-Class. The German publication claims that the production model of the G-Class EV is likely to arrive in 2022 or 2023.

The luxury electric SUV could get dual electric motors, each powering one axle and producing a combined power output of more than 500 hp. This will enable the SUV to get a four-wheel-drive system, something common in any G-Class. It would receive all the off-roading technologies available onboard the ICE G-Class. The SUV would get a large 108 kWh battery pack powering the EV for a 500 km range on a single charge.

The report also claims that EQG will come as an electric variant of G-Class, unline the EQS and upcoming EQE. Both the EQS flagship and the EQE are dedicatedly electric models.

Interestingly, Mercedes-Benz has recently filed trademark applications at European Union Intellectual Property Office for EQG 560 and EQG 580. In that case, expected the electric G-Class to come in two variants. Another interesting fact about the EQG nomenclature is that the German marquee originally registered the EQG badge back in 2016. Hence, the company is probably working on the model for nearly half a decade.

First Published Date: 19 Jul 2021, 12:41 PM IST
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city

Want to get the best price for your existing car?

Powered by: Spinny Logo
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.