Shortly after Mercedes made some of the technical details of the new G-Class known, a set of leaked photos appeared online.
These photos, from AutoWeek.nl, show off the 2019 G-Class without camouflage and as can be seen, it retains its highly recognisable boxy shape.
The most distinct changes are to the headlights, bumpers and front grille and the new Mercedes logo on the grille houses the radar sensors used to enable semi-autonomous functions.
The main changes to the new generation G-Class are to be found beneath the exterior. Mercedes has confirmed the addition of a new independent front suspension to improve on-road handling and also to increase the already proficient off-road capabilities of its predecessor.
The approach and departure angles of the new Mercedes G-Class are 31° and 30° respectively and the maximum fording depth is 70cm. The breakover angle is 26° while the ground clearance between the axles is 241mm. A new 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission will be paired with low-range and three lockable differentials.
The G-Class will also automatically switch into the all-new, off-road G-mode when either low range or on of the three locking diffs has been engaged. This mode ‘adapts the adjustable damping of the chassis and the steering as well as the accelerator characteristic’ to avoid unnecessary gearshifts, ensuring maximum off-road capability.
The redesigned interior now features twin digital displays as an option and all occupants get additional room, however, the rear seat passengers get the lion’s share with an additional 150mm of legroom and an extra 56mm of elbow room.
The new Mercedes G-Class will officially be revealed at the Detroit Auto Show on 15 January, where powertrain details and the full list of technical features will be unveiled.