Mercedes GLG on its way for 2015

Mercedes G-Class

We were just getting used to the idea that Mercedes was preparing a crossover based on their new A-Class platform and we are already learning that there in fact be two different crossovers based on the new A-Class family. The first crossover will be called the GLA and the second one will be the GLG. The GLG will actually be a baby version of the current G-Class and an off-road version of the GLA.

The first details suggest that the next GLG will feature a taller, more upright stance and design elements inspired by the G-Class . The model will be offered in a front-wheel drive configuration, but a 4Matic version is also being rumored. The engine line-up will be identical to the one used in the A-Class and will range from a base 1.6-liter with 122 HP up to a 211 HP 2.0 liter engine. An AMG version will also be offered. It will deliver about 350 HP and will be offered with stronger brakes, a seven-speed automatic gearbox, quicker steering, and a re-engineered front axle.

The new Mercedes GLG will be unveiled sometime in mid 2015 and will be just one of the ten all-new models planned by 2020.

Source: CAR

10 comments:

i used to dislike the GLK at first, but it has grown on me. maybe this one will, too.

the mid 2015 seems quite far away. we’ll see what the competitors will bring up untill then!

the 122 HP can be enough if coupled with a good torque. we shall see.

122 HP is quite few for such a car. the AMG version will be the one to hope for.

i saw the picture of the G class and i was hoping for a new one. this GLG sounds a little bit strange. hope it will be good though.

i love the classic shape of the G class. i hope the GLG will retain the same shape and be as classy as its bigger brother.

the A class seems to be used a lot. it will be the platform for the A class and the 2 other cross-overs. let’s hope mercedes know what it’s doing.

i love the G class. but i am curious how the GLG will be.

i was all excited up to the "front wheel drive" part. and 1.6 liter is a little engine one.

a baby G class sounds well. front weel drive doesn’t. we shall see.

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