Mercedes half-heartedly confirms the presence of a small electric G-Class in its future range. This ‘zero emission’ SUV should arrive in the brand’s catalog by 2026.
With the arrival of electric technologies, Mercedes intends to extend the G-Class range to three models. In addition to the thermal G-Class, we already knew that there would be an electric EQG in the manufacturer’s range, from 2024. Now, the arrival of a third G-Class model seems clear, and we know about it more about it.
“Most luxury companies build their portfolio based on one or two true icons”CEO Ola Källenius said last year. “Mercedes-Benz is fortunate to have several iconic products and brands at the top of its range.”
The CEO had cited for this “the S-Class, the SL, the G-Class as well as the AMG and Maybach brands. We see great potential here to expand our premium portfolio with even more fascinating products.”
Subsequently, Källenius also mentioned a “little G, a son or daughter of the iconic big G”. Mercedes head of design Gorden Wagener told Autocar it will resume “the iconic DNA” of the G-Class: “It will have its own character, but it will be a G-Class”.
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This future small electric SUV will not be based on the Mercedes Modular Architecture (MMA) base, which will soon be inaugurated by the electric CLA. The off-roader will have another platform.
However, it is likely that the architecture will be 800 V, like the other models, in order to charge up to 250 kW of power. We can also expect there to be two battery choices, with different chemistries. Mercedes indeed wants to offer LFP (lithium-iron-phosphate) and NMC (nickel-manganese-cobalt) batteries, with several capacities.
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