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Automaker plans “small” offshoot of the G-Class

The angular off-road vehicle is completely sold out in Germany. CEO Ola Källenius now wants to expand the business with a compact version – even against resistance.

Vienna The luxury strategy of Mercedes-Benz leads to major changes in the brand’s model portfolio. Many well-known series will be discontinued in the coming years. These include, for example, the A-Class and B-Class, the CLS and several convertibles.

At the same time, the Stuttgart-based carmaker is developing entirely new vehicle types, such as a mix of SUV and sedan specifically for Chinese customers. Perhaps the most daring new product in the coming years is likely to be a compact car that is said to have strong visual similarities to the G-Class.

Specifically, Mercedes wants to bring a kind of “mini-G” onto the market around 2026, the Handelsblatt learned from corporate circles. Where small is relative. The make should only be slightly shorter than the 4.8 meter long G-Class, but should also be significantly lower than the almost two meter high original.

G-Class from Mercedes: Ola Källenius wants the model “absolutely”


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