A tweet by a Daimler employee confirmed the venue of a zero-emission EV version of Mercedes-Benz’s famous G-Class.
Mercedes-Benz, like its rivals, is working on the electrification of its fleet, the EQC crossover is the first real offensive in this direction. We already know that an EQS sedan will join the lineup and that is not to mention all the other projects considered by the senior executives of the brand.
Not so long ago, it would have been fair to believe that the G-Class lived on borrowed time, even though the legendary 4×4 has just received a complete overhaul. The two variants available on our market, the G 550 and the G 63 revised by the AMG wing, are not exactly role models in terms of fuel consumption.
In fact, they are at the other end of the spectrum in our market. With a combined average of 16.3 L/100 km according to the Canadian EnerGuide for the most economical of the two (G 550), the 4×4 is a regular at service stations. It is this reality that left a doubt about the future of the G-Class.
However, it seems that the German manufacturer has other plans for its icon and its timeless design. Indeed, on his Twitter account, Daimler’s Director of Digital Transformation, Sascha Pallenberg, picked up an announcement made by Daimler CEO, Ola Källenius, about the electric future of the G-Class. There will, therefore, be an all-electric version of the German utility vehicle in the near future. Will it be called EQG? The question needs to be asked.
We can also speculate on the status of this future 4×4 zero-emissions vehicle: it will certainly maintain its position within the lineup, that is to say, that its price will be high to meet the needs of a well-off clientele. This announcement means that the most iconic Mercedes-Benz 4×4 will continue to run for a while.