Mercedes-Benz Unveils ‘Little G’: A Compact Electric Off-Roader
Smaller, Electric, and Rugged: The Future of Off-Roading
Given its off-road pedigree, rugged features are inevitable. Plastic cladding is likely to cover a substantial portion of the front fascia, wheel wells, and the rear bumper. Off-road enthusiasts can look forward to purpose-built tires, and there might be other off-road-specific elements such as brush guards, skid plates, and tow hooks.
However, there’s a fundamental difference: the “Little G” will employ a unibody construction instead of the standard G-Wagon’s ladder frame. This means it won’t have the same towering ground clearance as its larger sibling and should sport a considerably shorter wheelbase.
Under the hood, the “Little G” is expected to utilize the latest compact Mercedes Modular Architecture (MMA), as introduced with the Concept CLA-Class. This platform accommodates both traditional combustion engines and electric powertrains. As for the electric side of things, the “Little G” should boast an 800-volt charging capability and a range slightly exceeding 300 miles, all while maintaining standard all-wheel drive. Specifics about battery size, motor configuration, and capacity remain undisclosed for now.