Mercedes Benz has showcased its brand new G-Class just few weeks before the Auto Expo and the German carmaker is likely to showcase the car in India.
The G remains a true G, thanks to its standard ladder-type frame, the three 100 per cent differential locks and Low Range off-road gear reduction.
The SUV carries over the door hinges positioned on the outside and the surface-mounted bonnet to keep the iconic look in place. Also, the new car is 53mm longer and 121mm wider than before.
In the new G 500 (launch variant) the famous 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine ensures powerful propulsion, making 422 hp and a maximum torque of 610 Nm. This along with a 170 weight loss enables the G-Class to ford upto 70cm of water.
Mercedes has said the G-Class will be in the European market around mid-summer and at the time of market launch in June in Europe, the G-Class will be available at an entry-level price of €107,040.50 (price in Germany, incl. VAT) or approximately ?80 lakh.