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Launched in 1975 and renewed in 2018, the G-Class is undoubtedly Mercedes’ most iconic model. Not the most popular though. What could be more logical for a vehicle displayed at a minimum of just over €150,000 (on our soil, excluding a penalty of €50,000) and anything but politically correct with its elephantine consumption and its CO2 emissions which are equally so. Yes but here it is, its cubic lines and its two large round headlights as well as the luxury it dispenses make it irresistible in the eyes of many people. To all those who regretted not being able to afford it, the Stuttgart manufacturer has planned to launch a short version of its Geländewagen (“all-terrain” in the language of Goethe) in the coming years. This is news that fans should applaud with both hands.
Launch around 2026
It was Ola Källenius, the CEO of the star brand himself who announced it in person at the Munich Motor Show. In reality, said vehicle was announced through a teaser relayed by our colleagues fromAuto Express with an evocative photo and a “g-Class” (its name in English) with a lowercase “g”. Those who were able to interview the boss of Mercedes wished to make sure that they had understood the meaning of this letter, this is the case of Bloomberg For example. “Yes, tonight, we are announcing to all the G-Class fans out there around the world, there will be a little G-Class.” Couldn’t be more explicit…
Judging by the teaser photo, the look will be exactly the same. It will even take the spare wheel back into your backpack. And politically correct, it should be this time with, it is almost certain, a 100% electric variant like the big brother. Nothing says that it will take over the MMA platform of the future CLA, which we imagine not suitable for off-road. Ola Källenius has not announced any date but it will certainly be necessary to be patient, probably not before 2025 and rather for 2026, according to the German press. We will not fail to follow the indiscretions about him.
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To sum up
The star brand took advantage of the Munich Motor Show to announce that it was going to produce a G-Class in reduction.