The test model of upcoming 2019 Mercedes Benz G-class is being tested and spy shots are available on the web. Despite the camouflage, it is not impossible to guess about the design changes. These days you get plenty of luxury SUVs on the road and off-road capable models are also there.
However, there are not too many rugged SUVs that also offer the elaborate dose of lavishness like the 2019 Mercedes Benz G-Class. It has been used y the German military forces for decades. Its boxy, rugged build is durable yet the cabin is steeped with luxury in every square inch.
The company has decided to give the iconic SUV a makeover to cope up with rising competition in this segment. The spy shots of the prototype 2019 G-Class SUV have been posted online. Minor design changes will be there along with technological overhaul.
2019 Mercedes Benz G-Class – Boxy and Rugged Build
The new model is expected to have a wider body. However, the galvanized steel body will be there and it will be built on the sturdy ladder frame. Hood, grille, and windscreen are also wider than the existing version. The SUV will also get LED lights.
The company is going to use high-strength steel and aluminum to bring down overall body weight. This, in turn, will help improve acceleration and fuel economy. The cabin is not going to be changed much in terms of design and luxury. However, this time customizations options may be enhanced.
Technology and Amenities
The 2019 Mercedes Benz G-class is going to get a major revamp in technology and amenities will also get sprucing up. You can expect the SUV to be laden with enhanced driver-assist features. The infotainment system is also going to receive a boost. The radar-based Pilot DISTRONIC cruise control will be there and features like rearview camera, Blind Spot Assist and Parking Assist are expected.
The Mercedes-Benz embrace app is there which can be used to control car features from distance. In fact, the Mbrace Connect service is offered for 5 years with all models. Also, the optional Rear Seat Entertainment and navigation will be there.
Engine Specifications of the 2019 Mercedes Benz G-Class
It is likely that Mercedes Benz is going to use its new range of inline 6 engines. However, in the US market a V8 engine may be offered.
The Mercedes-AMG trims will be there and they will get a beefier engine for sure. It remains to be seen if the existing engines are used in the 2019 models or they get all new powertrains. The hybrid version may also be introduced though it is not confirmed.
Price and Launch Date
The company has not revealed the pricing of 2019 Mercedes Benz G-class. However, the base trim price should be close to $125.000. It will be released in late 2018.
Summing it up
The 2019 Mercedes Benz G-class is an impressive luxury SUV with the capacity to tame rough terrains. It continues its legacy with a design revamp and technological changes are also noteworthy. It will be released at the time when the new version of arch-rival Land Rover Defender comes out.