Mercedes-Benz has started a new trend of revealing the interior of their upcoming cars ahead of their official debut. The German carmaker did that with the new S-Class, and lately with the upcoming A-Class and the Sprinter Van. Now we have the images of the interior of the new-gen G-Class.
The legendary Gelandewagen will make its official debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January. The new-gen G-Class will receive the most significant update in the last four-decade making it more comfortable, technologically advanced and have more space than before. Codenamed W464, the cabin can now be seen in line with the other Three-Pointed stars in the German carmaker’s line-up. The new all-digital massive dual-screen infotainment system first debuted in the S-Class can be seen in a slightly tweaked design inside the SUV.
The steering wheel is simple yet stylish with aluminium inserts and sleek buttons. The new air-vents design as seen on the A-Class interiors are flanked by a generous use of brushed aluminium all around the dashboard. Apart from that, an electric handbrake and the steering mounted gear selector stalk can be seen, as opposed to the traditional position in the centre console. However, carrying forward its off-road heritage, the front passenger gets a grab bar on the dashboard. But the grab bar now gets a textured finish instead to keep things modern.
The rear passenger seats now reportedly get 150mm extra room since the older cars were criticised for the lack of space. It is helped by the longer wheelbase as well. The driver and front passenger can enjoy an additional 38mm of space compared to the existing model. Meanwhile, the shoulder and elbow room are up by 38mm and 68mm respectively in the front and by 27mm and 56mm respectively at the rear. The new G-Class will also be slightly wider than the car it replaces.
Engine options and customisation features will be unveiled closer to the reveal. The new G-Class is four-years in the making and carries forward the legacy laid down by the first Gelandewagen back in 1979. It will be evolutionary in design and highly modern under the skin.