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Future Cars: The Mercedes-Benz G-Class Hybrid and EQG Electrify the G-Wagen

WHAT IT IS: An electrified version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class luxury SUV, first in hybrid form, then as a fully electric vehicle as part of the Mercedes-EQ brand.

WHY IT MATTERS: Mercedes-Benz‘s boxy luxury SUV is a hot-ticket item among the well-to-do. However, some elite circles might see thirsty gas-powered vehicles as a bit of a faux pas. Don’t worry too much, Geländewagen aficionados: the beloved G-Wagen is slated to play a role in the German brand’s lineup far into the future.

Daimler chairman and Benz chief Ola Källenius emphasized a strong commitment to the G-Class back in 2019 and confirmed plans for a zero-emissions version of the vehicle. Indeed, parent company Daimler AG has filed paperwork to trademark the names EQG580 and EQG560. Until the fully electric G makes its debut, we anticipate a hybrid model will fill the gap and be the first electrified version of the SUV to hit the market. With the GMC Hummer EV SUV also headed to production, the macho electric SUV scene is heating up with some compelling contenders. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.

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