- New G-Class arrives in the UK this summer
- Very retro but with some modern technologies
- Expect prices north of £100,000
Mercedes reveals all-new G-Class
Mercedes’ classic off-roader is reimagined some 38 years after the original, and revealed at the Detroit Motor Show.
What’s that? It looks just like the old one? Well yes, it does, but trust us; it’s been completely reworked under the surface. It’s just that the surface has been deliberately styled to emulate the original “G-Wagen” off-roader that was first released 38 years ago.
“The new G is still a G, only better,” said Mercedes board member Ola Kaellenius, clearly keen to stress the retro benefits. Like the old car, the new G-Class has a distinctly utilitarian feel, with lots of off-road features. It’s slightly longer and wider than the car it replaces, but 170kg lighter, and features three differential locks, a low range mode, and a rigid rear axle. If that doesn’t mean much to you, trust us; the off-road enthusiasts will be pleased.
For those that just like the look of it, the new G-Class has better legroom front and back, and rear seats that fold flat for extra storage space. It also boasts plenty of up-to-date comfort and technology features, from two 12.3-inch touch-screens showing instrument data and infotainment systems like sat-nav and music, to massaging front seats and an automatic gearbox.
The new G-Class arrives in the UK this summer. Prices and UK specs have yet to be confirmed, but with prices in Germany starting at around £95,000, it won’t be cheap.