The interior of the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been revealed as Mercedes prepare to reveal the updated icon at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show.
The Mercedes G-Wagen may not have been around as long as the Land Rover Defender, but in car terms it’s ancient. But that’s about to change.
The new Mercedes G-Class will be properly revealed at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show in January, but ahead of that Mercedes has released the first photos of the G-Wagen’s new interior.
Clearly inspired by Mercedes’ latest models – like the new E-Class – the G-Class is getting a pair of big screens to replace the analogue dials of old and the old infotainment, complete with haptic feedback and swipe controls, although you will still be able to spec analogue if you want.
Everything inside looks to go more Mercedes mainstream too, with leather upholstery, wood trim, heated seats, good Sound (and a Burmester option), posh seating packages with Nappa leather if you wish.
But the dash still looks upright, there’s still a passenger grab handle, familiar door handles, chrome switches for the diff locks and round air vents which mimic the G-Class’s headlights.
Although the G-Class will still be more boxy and utilitarian looking than anything else in Mercedes’ range, it does grow in size.
Expect to see the 2018 Mercedes G-Class properly revealed before its public debut in January.