MUNICH — Mercedes-Benz plans to foundation deliveries of a compact, battery-powered model of the venerable G-Elegance SUV within the U.S. within the first part of 2027.
The small G will conserve the boxy profile of the fresh truck and journey at the Mercedes-Benz Modular Structure, a fresh “electric-first” platform that can underpin compact and midsize automobiles, business forecaster Sam Fiorani instructed Car Information.
Manufacturing of the petite, zero-emission G-Elegance starts in Kecskemet, Hungary, in past due 2026, with annual manufacturing estimated at 50,000 automobiles, mentioned Fiorani, vice chairman at AutoForecast Answers.
Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius teased the compact G-Elegance this presen forward of the Munich auto display.
“There will be a smaller version of one of our most iconic shapes,” Källenius mentioned at an tournament Sunday. “Yes, there will be a little G.”
The SUV might be badged “g-Class,” in accordance with a teaser photograph. Mercedes declined to touch upon the place the SUV shall be assembled or on foundation timing.
Källenius mentioned the EV “will be capable … it will be instantly recognizable, and it will be a lot of fun to drive — both on and off the road.”