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News Envisioning a Mercedes-Benz Compact Electric SUV Concept Inspired by the Iconic G-Class

Envisioning a Mercedes-Benz Compact Electric SUV Concept Inspired by the Iconic G-Class

Mercedes-Benz CEO expresses interest in exploring a potential compact electric SUV concept inspired by the beloved G-Class, though no official announcement has been made.


  • Mercedes-Benz contemplates a concept for a compact, electric SUV inspired by the beloved G-Class.

  • The idea garners interest from Mercedes-Benz CEO, Ola Källenius, though no official announcement has occurred.

  • Embracing the timeless allure of the G-Class, the concept envisions a charming blend of style and accessibility.


Mercedes-Benz ponders the idea of a compact, electric SUV inspired by its iconic G-Class, which can affectionately be referred to as the “baby G-Wagen.” Although still in the realm of conceptual musings, the notion has caught the attention of Mercedes-Benz CEO, Ola Källenius, who has expressed an openness to exploring the potential of a smaller, more accessible version of the legendary G-Class. The concept, however, remains purely speculative.

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG

The allure of this hypothetical miniature G lies in its timeless, boxy, retro design, beautifully reimagined into a more endearing iteration. With an aim to entice a broader audience, the concept seeks to embrace the charisma of the luxurious G-Wagen while offering a more approachable option, captivating the hearts of automotive enthusiasts.

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG

Drawing inspiration from the spirit of adventure, this potential “baby G-Wagen” envisions a compact, electric SUV that embodies the essence of off-road exploration. While specifics regarding capabilities have not been disclosed, the concept may find its niche among rugged off-road SUVs, creating a harmonious blend of style and versatility.

Envisioned to embrace the advancements in electric mobility, the theoretical “baby G-Wagen” could adopt the Mercedes Modular Architecture (MMA), a compact and midsize EV platform, opening the door to an all-electric configuration with fast charging capabilities. As a concept, it may incorporate the new MB.OS (Mercedes-Benz Operating System), reflecting the brand’s commitment to embracing cutting-edge technology and innovation.

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Yet, as a flight of fancy, the concept refrains from claiming a definite price point or anticipated on-sale date for this whimsical “baby G-Wagen.” While Mercedes-Benz demonstrates a notable dedication to exploring sustainable mobility solutions, the concept remains a spark of inspiration and creativity, awaiting further refinement and market analysis.

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