Six months after the preview of the EQG concept back in September of 2021 at the Munich Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz Chairman, Ola Kallenius finally has confirmed that the fully-electric G-Class (EQG) will go on sale in 2024, according to a report by MotorTrend.
Ola Kallenius also further confirmed that the production version of the EQG will not be using a dedicated EV platform, it will be built based on a modified version of the current G-Class platform. This is unlike the Mercedes-Benz EQS and EQE SUVs where they’re built on the dedicated EVA2 platform, specifically for electric vehicles.
As part of the EQ family, the main identifier for the new “fully-electric G-Class” comes with a sealed-off front panel in replacement of the traditional front grille. The three-pointed star is now also illuminated. The rest of the body will continue to feature the iconic boxy shape of the G-Class.
Production of the EQG is expected to take place in Tuscaloosa, Alabama alongside the EQS and EQE SUV. The EQG will feature four electric motors, one for each wheel, to provide all-wheel drive capabilities. Performance figures for the EQG are yet to be confirmed but it’s expected to share technologies with the EQS and EQE SUV since they’re rolling out from the same manufacturing plant.