Mercedes Benz CEO, Ola Källenius while speaking with the media this week has confirmed that the all-electric Mercedes Benz EQG will arrive somewhere in mid to late 2024. In earlier incidents as well Mercedes had been dropping hints about the launch of the EQG SUV but this is for the first time a clear launch timeline has been shared by a top executive of the company. It shows the commitment of Mercedes Benz to electrify its lineup by 2030 and CEO, Ola Källenius has always been a big advocate of an all-electric future for the brand.
Sharing his experience of driving the prototype of the electric G-Wagen at the company’s testing facility in Graz, Austria, Källenius said he has no doubt that the future of off-road adventure is electric. However, Källenius did not reveal any details about the Battery specifications, motor setup, and range estimates of the upcoming EQG SUV at the media roundtable but we are expecting some big numbers from Mercedes for the all-electric version of the iconic G-Class SUV.
Mercedes first unveiled the concept version of the EQG SUV in September 2021 at the Munich Motor show and since then there have been rumors in the market that, EQG will use Vision EQXX’s next-generation battery technology, EQG will be having a quad motor setup. But all these are still rumors, official details are expected to be announced ahead of the launch in 2024. And if the Mercedes EQG can also offer the same level of performance and range as we get to see on the company’s EQS and EQE SUVs or sedans, it will prove to be a winning formula for Mercedes-Benz.
When the electric EQG SUV launches in the market, it will compete against the headlines-making vehicles such as the Ford F-150 Lightning truck, GMC Hummer EV SUV & pickup truck, Chevrolet Silverado EV truck, and Rivian R1T & R1S. EQG will have to come up with some segment-defining features and specifications in order to leave the competition behind. Mercedes EQG has a strong legacy behind it and we are confident it will be able to make space for itself in the electric era as well.