New Mercedes G-Class 2018 4×4 Revealed at Detroit Auto Show
New Mercedes G-Class 2018 4×4 Revealed at Detroit Auto Show. The new Mercedes G-Class 2018 4×4, has been revealed at Detroit Auto show.
A statement from the manufacturer said the G-Class is “instantly recognisable” in terms of its design.
According to Express news, visually both the exterior and interior have been updated but the car retains the styling cues that made it iconic.It maintains the same rugged, solid boxy design that is retro and familiar.
The car will be made with a ladder type frame, just as the previous ones, three 100-per differential locks and low range gear.
The Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, revealed that 80 per cent of the G-Class models made over the decades still remain on the roads. This is a testament to its tough all-terrain character and timeless design.
The Chairman added that while the car will be familiar to those who view it, every element has been improved or refined and is not just the old generation vehicle with a new badge.
G-Class Torsional stiffness has been augmented by 55 per cent and the vehicle is 170kg lighter than the previous generation.
The independent front wheel suspension has also been tweaked to achieved smoother on road performance and off-road capability.
It also comes with the latest safety assistance systems such as traffic sign assist and brake assist.
Wading depth has also been increased to 700mm and a new waterproof rear cameras has been fitted under the rear tyre to help with reversing manoeuvres.
The new G-Class is still instantly recognisable
Inside the cabin there is now 150mm more space in the rear and upgraded technology including the new dual-screen interior design.
Two screens stretching from the driver’s side into the centre console now control the car’s functions.
The left screen takes the place of a traditional instrument cluster while the right takes care of navigation and infotainment.
A multi-functional steering wheel, with touch-sensitive controls for the infotainment system has also been added alongside a new electric hand brake and gear selector stalk.
Dieter Zetsche also teased that an electrified version of the car could also be in the pipeline.