Mercedes-Benz is currently working on a ‘baby brother’ for the G-Wagen.
Ideally marketed in the same category as the Ford Bronco, it will be available with a gas engine as well as with electric power.
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The new model draws its inspiration from the Mercedes Ener-G-Force (pictured), a concept car unveiled a few years ago.
However, it will be built on a brand-new body-on-frame platform.
Mercedes calls it the MMA, and it will be used for the next-gen CLA, CLA Shooting Brake, GLB and GLA.
And the baby G-Wagen, of course.
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The MMA platform is designed to be used for cars that measure around 4.5 meters.
For reference, this would make the Baby G around 300 mm (11 inches) shorter than its big brother.
Baby G-Wagen Power
There’s more good news because the baby G will be electric, but it will also be available with an internal combustion engine.
We can safely predict a hybrid version, too.
This is chiefly because Mercedes boss Ola Källenius is famously absolutely in love with the G-Wagen.
Not only does he want to keep the nameplate alive, he has been working tirelessly to expand the line-up.
This is why Mercedes recently introduced the new EQG, the electric G-Wagen, alongside its upgraded gas-powered twin.
Crucially, this is also the reason why we can expect the baby G to debut sooner rather than later.
The new MMA architecture is slated to debut sometime next year.
As for the Baby G-Wagen, we expect a full reveal by 2025 or 2026 at the latest.