Luxury SUV and crossover segment is witnessing an unprecedented growth in recent times. While rivals like BMW and JLR are busy launching new models, German luxury car giant Mercedes Benz is not sitting idle either. The company is keen on launching a handful of new vehicles in 2019 and 2010- as per the updates. The GLB Class is not the only model being developed by the brand. The famous G wagon will be accompanied by a new model, which will be named 2020 Mercedes GLG.
While the company is yet to announce its launch or other details, the rumors are doing the rounds. The newest model will be the main rival to the model Land Rover Defender. It will come with great design and it will get an off-road package with air suspension.
2020 Mercedes GLG exterior looks amazing
As per the industry buzz, the 2020 Mercedes GLG will be based on the brand’s well known MFA platform. The company has codenamed the model as X167. The design will have similarities with the new GLE and GLS class lineup.
It will, however, be more rugged and aerodynamic in nature. The vehicle may be sold in some trims and several exterior color choices will be on offer. There will be stylish alloy wheels and LED or xenon headlamps. Since it will be aimed at of road usage loving buyers, a skid plate may be on offer. We also expect AMG version of this SUV that will be more stylish and powerful.
2020 Mercedes GLG interior is packaged with a lavish materials
Not much is known about the cabin of upcoming 2020 Mercedes GLG vehicle. However, like other vehicles from the company, it will be built with lavish materials and craftsmanship will be excellent. Top notch noise cancellation tech will be used in the cabin. The new model is based on the GLB model that is expected at the end of this year.
There will be a three-row of seats and the cargo space will be decent. Some storage bins and cubicles will be there to store small objects and beverages. Real wood trim and quality leather will be used in the cabin.
Safety and Amenities
Like all present generation cars from Mercedes Benz, the 2020 GLG Class will also be sold with top-notch safety technologies. So, you can expect the vehicle to come laden with several multi-stage airbags, traction control, stability control and lane keep assist. Some safety features like blind spot assist and automated emergency braking may be kept optional or the company can offer them in packages.
Amenities are likely to comprise of 2 zones automated climate control, power sunroof, premium audio system and also ambient lighting. The seats and steering wheel will be leather and there will be an option for heating as well. A touch screen based infotainment setup will be there too.
2020 Mercedes GLG engine rumors
It is unknown which powertrain will sit under the 2020 Mercedes GLG. However, a plug-in hybrid powertrain will be there for certain along with V6 gasoline engines.
There is a rumor that will come with a few engine variants 4,6 and 8 cylinders and one of them will possess 90 kW E-module. However, we must wait for little more for final and official numbers.
2020 Mercedes GLG price and availability
The price and release date of the upcoming 2020 Mercedes GLG is unknown at this moment. However, on the web, there is a speculation that production of the new model will start in the middle of 2019.
Summing it up
The upcoming 2020 Mercedes GLG is a weapon that will help the company take on traditional rivals like JLR, BMW better. However, a lot of things about the car including powertrain and price are yet to be announced. It will lock horns with the new Land Rover Defender.