The German marque has revealed the Mercedes-Benz EGQ concept that gives us an idea of where the G-Class legacy is heading. The carmaker has kept some details undercover which are likely to be handed out by the time the production model is ready.
The Mercedes-Benz EQG concept is off the wraps and we’re happy to report that even if the future of G-Class is electric, the EQG concept hasn’t strained away from the outgoing Geländewagen’s heritage.
For instance, the overall design is very familiar to the current G-Class and we are not complaining. The round headlamp design stays and the wide rectangular grille has been replaced with a piano black body panel imitating a radiator grille design that’s on the conventional fuel-powered G-Class. The EQG concept also gets a 3D-illuminated three-pointer Mercedes-Benz logo integrated into the grille panel.
The side silhouette is identical to the outgoing petrol and diesel-powered G-Class but one thing to notice is the set of new 22-inch polished aluminium wheels. The concept sports a two-tone paint scheme and that is likely to make its way into the production model as well.
There is a clever design feature in the EQG concept that’s observed at the rear. The tailgate gets a lockable utility box mounted on it and Mercedes-Benz says that it can be used to store the charging cables or other items. The cabin of the EGQ concept gets white interiors and the layout is largely similar to the standard G-Class on sale.
Just as the conventional G-Class, the EQG gets a body-on-ladder chassis setup, and Mercedes-Benz has integrated the batteries within the ladder arrangement to keep the centre of gravity low. The front uses an independent suspension arrangement and the rear gets a rigid axle. The electric motors are mounted closer to the wheel that can be individually controlled. In place of a transfer case, Mercedes-Benz will offer a two-speed gearbox for its new electric drivetrain.
The production model based on this Mercedes-Benz EQG concept will be out by 2024, and an AMG treated version of the production-spec EQG will probably follow soon.