The newest Mercedes Gelendvagen in action

The car will be released next year

The Mercedes-Benz EQG, an all-electric version of the iconic G-Class or Gelendvagen, was presented as a concept two years ago. Now the company’s CEO Ola Källenius has shown what the car is capable of.

Mercedes Gelendvagen
Mercedes Gelendvagen

From the video it becomes clear that the Mercedes-Benz EQG will receive the so-called G-Turn function, which allows the car to make a 360-degree tank turn. Today this is no longer surprising, since the Chinese BYD YangWang U8 and other models are also capable of performing this trick.

Early reviewers of the Mercedes-Benz EQG concept confirmed that there were two prominent buttons on the center console. One is intended for G-Turn, and the purpose of the other has only now been revealed.

Mercedes Gelendvagen
Mercedes Gelendvagen

The newest Mercedes Gelendvagen in action

Around the ninth minute, Källenius engages the G-Turn function and makes a full 360-degree turn by pressing the left steering column switch. He then says there’s another button on the center console that, when pressed, can nudge the car off-road to help it avoid obstacles without having to fiddle with the steering.

Mercedes Gelendvagen
Mercedes Gelendvagen

It is expected that the car could go into production in Austria in early 2024, but this has not yet been confirmed and Mercedes has not yet announced an official launch date.

The German automaker is also working on a smaller electric version of the G-Class, which the brand’s CEO has dubbed Little G. The car is rumored to debut in 2026.

 

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