4 May 2018

New Merc G-Class revealed

This is the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class, which will be delivered in its first markets in June, writes Brian Byrne.

A luxury off-roader with some legendary capabilities, the G-Class hasn't changed much since it was introduced in 1979, and the iconic style details are retained in the latest version.

The specification includes a host of new features such as LED headlamps, driving assistance systems, high-quality interior with leather seats, and a new suspension. For demanding customers, options such as the Exclusive Interior Plus with leather on the interior door panels provide even more exclusivity.

The car retains the ladder-frame, but M-B say their engineers have increased vehicle rigidity and improved connection between the suspension and the frame.

The completely redesigned instrument panel features a large display showing virtual instruments in the driver's direct field of vision and a central display above the centre console is available as an option. Drivers can choose relevant information and views according to their individual needs.

German market price for the new G-Class will be in the region of €104,000.