A new electric Mercedes G-class, called the EQG, is set to go on sale in 2024 using tech borrowed from the new EQS. Read on for more on what promises to be one of the most capable off-road SUVs yet.
- EQG 560 and 580 names trademarked by Mercedes
- Will be used on upcoming G-Class EV
- New Hyper screen infotainment system
- 108kWh battery pack should provide more than 340 miles of range
- 0-60mph in under 5 seconds
- Official debut expected around 2022
- On-sale in 2024
Mercedes has confirmed that it’ll build a new electric G-Class and could put this new electric off-roader on sale in 2024.
An electric version of the iconic off-roader was announced in 2018, and Mercedes reportedly registered the EQG name even earlier than that. The EQG models will join a range of upcoming large truck and SUV-style models which will serve as alternatives to the Hummer EV, Ford F-150 Lightning, and the Cano Pickup Truck.
Upcoming Mercedes EQG design
The Mercedes EQG should combine design elements of the iconic G-Class with the super-modern EQS saloon and EQS SUV. The latter model has yet to be seen without its camo wrap-although our exclusive render of the EQG SUV should give you a good idea of what to expect.
The signature squared-off lines and chunky bodywork will get a futuristic makeover with LED head and taillights, along with a similar blanked-off grille to the EQS saloon. You can be sure a two-tone paint finish will be offered as well, as with the EQS.
Upcoming Mercedes EQG interior
The EQG’s cabin should incorporate many of the EQS’s ultra-luxurious design elements. You’ll likely get a similar dual-screen infotainment setup as the S-Class as standard, but there’ll likely be the option to pay extra for a vast ‘Hyper screen’ infotainment system as in the EQS (shown below.)
This new layout consists of an enormous piece of glass that houses three built-in touchscreens, 12-inch units on either side and an 18-inch display in the center. Face recognition, ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice control, and all the latest smartphone and satnav features will be included.
infotainment aside, the minimalist approach will extend throughout the cabin, with configurable LED lighting, slim line air vents, and plush interior materials.