Mercedes plans to open a smaller version of its excessive-discontinuance G Class sports activities utility automobile, the German carmaker’s CEO knowledgeable CNBC in an interview Sunday.
The G Class, a rugged off-road automobile which starts at fair under $140,000, is effectively appreciated by traders in the U.S. It has been spherical for extra than four many years. Mercedes has reinvented the model with extra technology and even teased a understanding electric version of the auto.
Now Ola Kallenius, CEO of Mercedes, confirmed a “tiny G” is on the horizon, a smaller version of the G Class.
“So roughly the daughter or son of the colossal G will possible be going to reach serve to G followers across the arena in just a few years from now,” Kallenius knowledgeable CNBC’s Annette Weisbach.
The Mercedes-Benz G Class is a luxurious SUV that has develop into smartly-liked in the U.S.
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The CEO acknowledged there is no longer any “definitive date” for when this model will possible be launched.
“When you are ready for something actual this would possibly well also be price the wait,” he acknowledged.
A smaller version of the G Class would possibly well initiate the model up to a diversified neighborhood of traders and doubtlessly at a diversified brand point in the lush SUV segment in opposition to rivals at the side of the Vary Rover and Bentley Bentayga.
The G Class is identified for being sophisticated to fetch your fingers on, with Mercedes controlling the provide of the lush off-road automobile.
Kallenius acknowledged the tight provide is more possible to proceed.
“The G Class is an icon, it is sophisticated to fetch one. When you gain fetch one you feel delight in it be nearly delight in your birthday and we’d be very very cautious managing volume with the G Class,” he acknowledged.