The new 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has leaked online ahead of its debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month.
These images come courtesy of Chinese automotive site AutoHome.com.cn. They show the exterior of the new G-Class in its entirety, revealing its revised front grille and fascia, new headlights, smoothed over rear end and new rear bumper. The interior adopts some styling cues from other Mercedes vehicles, like the turbine air vents and center console touchpad, but looks appropriately rugged compared to rest of its product portfolio.
Mercedes also released some more information on the new G-Class yesterday. The automaker says the vehicle will come with three 100-percent differential locks, a low-range gear ratio and its 9G Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission. The chassis is a ladder-type frame with independent double-wishbone front suspension and rigid rear axle with four longitudinal control arms and a Panhard rod. There will also be a new ‘G-Mode’ driving mode, which will tell the transmission to hold onto gears longer, adjust the damping of the chassis and change the steering feel to help improve off-road capability. The vehicle will enter the mode on its own when one of the three differential locks is engaged or the low-range gearbox is turned on.
We’ll learn all we need to know about the all-new Mercedes-Benz G-Class when it debuts later this month in Detroit.
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