Mercedes plans to launch a smaller version of its high-end G Class sports activities utility automobile, the German carmaker’s CEO instructed CNBC in an interview Sunday.
The G Class, a rugged off-road automotive which begins at slightly below $140,000, is well-liked with consumers within the U.S. It has been round for greater than 4 many years. Mercedes has reinvented the mannequin with extra expertise and even teased a idea electrical version of the automotive.
Now Ola Kallenius, CEO of Mercedes, confirmed a “little G” is on the horizon, a smaller version of the G Class.
“So variety of the daughter or son of the massive G can be going to come to G followers all over the world in a few years from now,” Kallenius instructed CNBC’s Annette Weisbach.
The Mercedes-Benz G Class is a luxury SUV that has change into well-liked within the U.S.
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The CEO stated there is no such thing as a “definitive date” for when this mannequin might be launched.
“If you happen to’re ready for one thing good it is going to be definitely worth the wait,” he stated.
A smaller version of the G Class may open the mannequin up to a completely different group of consumers and doubtlessly at a completely different value level within the luxury SUV phase in opposition to rivals together with the Vary Rover and Bentley Bentayga.
The G Class is thought for being tough to get your arms on, with Mercedes controlling the availability of the luxury off-road automotive.
Kallenius stated the tight provide is probably going to proceed.
“The G Class is an icon, it’s tough to get one. If you happen to do get one you are feeling prefer it’s virtually like your birthday and we might be very very cautious managing quantity with the G Class,” he stated.