2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Expected to Debut Early Next Year

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

It’s sounding more and more like the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class will bow at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

Over the past year, spy photographers have caught the new G-Class testing numerous times, sporting a similar style as the existing model which has seen very little changes in nearly four decades. So it won’t be a big surprise when the new G-Class debuts next year with a familiar overall profile that has become iconic over the years.

But that doesn’t mean the G-Class won’t benefit from major changes. The SUV is expected to ride on a new platform that will help shed weight, making it lighter than ever.

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From what we have seen from spy photos, the new G-Class will be wider than its predecessor, increasing interior and cargo space. There should also be new powertrain options available under the hood, improving fuel economy and overall performance. There is also a high-performance AMG variant in the works, as one user on YouTube has captured it on camera testing with a new Panamericana grille up front.

Inside the cabin, expect to see all the same high-tech features currently found in Mercedes-Benz models, including a digital instrument panel.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • ?mperius ??????? ?mperius ??????? on Nov 08, 2017

    I thought the G-Class as a whole was going to be phased out a few weeks ago? So it seems the "look" will be phased out and not the class... nice.