The availability of one of the most expensive Mercedes-Benz vehicles is expected to improve in the near future. Mercedes will produce a smaller, cheaper, all-electric version of its legendary G-Wagon, CEO Ola Kallenius announced on Sunday. The "baby" G-Class EV is expected to be "fun to drive" despite its little stature.
The CEO has stated that there is currently no "definitive date" for the release of this model.
"If you're waiting for something good, it will be worth the wait," he promised.
What we know about the g-Class!
A more compact G Class might attract a new audience and compete more effectively with established players in the luxury SUV market, such as the Range Rover and the Bentley Bentayga, at a lower price range.
The electric variant is definitely a G-Class, with design elements typical of the lineup alongside new, cutting-edge enhancements fit for the EV era. Kallenius announced on Sunday at IAA Mobility 2023 in Munich that the model will be joined by a more compact sibling two years after its first release.
The German publication Automobilwoche reports that Mercedes has been considering developing a compact electric G-Wagon for a while now.
There were whispers that the company was planning a cheaper model even when longstanding boss Dieter Zetsche was at the helm (he lasted from 1999 to 2019).
According to Kallenius, now is the moment. In the article, it is mentioned that the smaller electric version could be called the "g-Class" with a diminutive "g."
Next year should see the introduction of the all-electric G-Class EQG. Due to the delay in the release of the MB.EA platform, the smaller model is not expected until at least 2026.
The base price of a new Mercedes G-Class SUV is $139,90, so the tiny electric version may sell for much less.
Baby G In India:
There has been no confirmed announcement of its arrival in India or date of release. Mercedes-Benz already has a diverse lineup of automobiles available in India, including the G-Class, and now they also sell electric cars like the EQS limousine and the EQB all-electric SUV.