Mercedes Benz EQG

The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG makes its debut in India and will be on display at the 2024 Bharat Mobility Global Expo. In the Indian market, the SUV’s all-electric variant will be available alongside the gasoline-powered counterpart.

Four electric motors and a 100 kWh battery are planned for the production version. Mercedes-Benz India has confirmed that the all-electric EQG SUV will be added to its lineup of electric vehicles (EVs), adding to its already impressive lineup that saw the introduction of three models in January alone. 

Mercedes has brought the Concept EQG to India, where it will be unveiled to the Indian public for the first time at the Bharat Mobility Global Expo 2024, which takes place from February 1 to 3, as a sneak peek at the future of its renowned SUV.

The EQG has been a concept since 2021, but Mercedes has been hard at work, shaping it into an all-electric G-Class, striving to match or surpass the capabilities of its combustion engine counterparts. Excitingly, it has earned the ‘Schöckl proved’ badge, triumphing the Schöckl mountain test track challenge and showcasing its prowess in real-world conditions.  

Test mules nearing production have demonstrated that the EQG will not deviate significantly from the G-Class’s combustion engine in terms of design or style. However, it is anticipated that Mercedes will provide the EQG with distinct lighting configurations in addition to other styling modifications. The concept car’s LED door strips, roof rack, and oversized tires and wheels may be removed, but the tailgate’s squared box—which serves as a charging cable storage container for the SUV—is probably going to stay. Oh! Also, check out the review of the Mercedes-Benz GLS Facelift.

The EQG is anticipated to have more technology inside than the standard G-Class. To guarantee usability under all circumstances, Mercedes will most likely continue to use physical knobs and controls for necessary operations.

The production EQG will be built on a modified steel ladder-frame chassis, similar to the conventional G-Class. Anticipated is a battery pack with approximately 100 kWh of capacity, utilising more energy-dense and efficient cells sourced from the Vision EQXX concept, which maximises range. The EQG is expected to have four motors, one for each wheel, with a power output of about 500 horsepower. This configuration will also allow for tank turns, which are modes in which the front and rear wheels are turned in opposite directions to assist the SUV in turning completely on demand. Though its range is still unknown, the EQG should be able to fast-charge at up to 200 kW.

The G-Class has been a huge success in the Indian market, where demand for the off-road vehicle is only growing with each passing year. This will undoubtedly provide plenty of impetus for the all-electric variant. The EQG’s potential arrival in India this year or next is still unknown, but when it comes, be prepared to pay a hefty price—an estimated Rs 3.5–4 crore (ex-showroom). 

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