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.
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.
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.
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.