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Mercedes-Benz EQG: Upcoming electric off-roader imagined

The iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class off-road four-wheel drive will go electric in the coming years, likely wearing the Mercedes-Benz EQG moniker – but what might it look like? These renderings from Instagram user @sugardesign_1 – believed to be an official Alfa Romeo designer, working on the facelifted Giulia sedan due in 2022 – attempt to imagine the new EQG, combining cues from Mercedes-Benz's EQ models with the petrol-powered G-Class's legendary shape...

Mercedes-Benz trademarks EQG name for electric G-Class

Mercedes-Benz has trademarked a set of names with the European Union Intellectual Property Office for the upcoming all-electric variant of its G-Class four-wheel drive. The German manufacturer has now officially registered the nameplates ‘EQG 580’ and ‘EQG 560', as discovered by The Drive...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

It was a big year for automotive in 2020, with the exit of Holden, the cancellation of international motor shows and the Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers reduced their ranges, discontinued under-performers and replaced older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 400,000 G-Wagen production milestone

The iconic slab-sided Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen 4WD (now just called the G-Class) has ticked over a 400,000 unit production milestone in its 41st year of manufacture. Built at the Magna Steyr factory in Graz, Austria since 1979, the ‘G has served civilian, military and government needs across the globe, and on all manner of terrain, without ever deviating far from its original design...

Around the tracks: An off-road version of the Nissan Z and an electric Defender

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

2011-2019 Mercedes-Benz G300 recalled with potential electrical fault

The 2011-2019 Mercedes-Benz G300 has been recalled in Australia, due to a potential fault with electronics in the steering column switch. A total of 2909 examples of the four-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz  are affected locally, and these vehicles were sold between 3 January 2011 and 30 January 2019 (MY2011-2019)...

Mercedes-Benz collaborates to create G-Class art piece for charity

Mercedes-Benz has joined forces with American designer Virgil Abloh to create Project Geländewagen, a contemporary design piece to help raise money for a charity that supports international creative communities. The result, something of a cross between a Hot Wheels car and a sneaker, seeks to showcase the iconic shape of the G-Class, while offering a stripped and simplified representation of luxury...

2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class recalled, safety features may not work in a crash

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 155 examples of its 2018-2019 G-Class 463 Series SUVs sold as Mercedes-AMG G63 due to a defect in wiring that operates safety features in the event of a crash. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says a wiring harness may be damaged during regular opening and closing of the front doors...

Electric G-Class coming 'in a few years', says Mercedes-Benz Cars boss

Mercedes-Benz customers will be able to own an electric G-Class in the "next few years", according to Mercedes-Benz Cars CEO and Daimler AG Chairman, Ola Källenius. Speaking with CarAdvice during a conference call in lieu of the cancelled Geneva Motor Show, Mr Källenius said the popularity of the iconic 4x4 has "transcended" the rest of the market in recent years...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: Volkswagen to debut ID...

Mercedes-Benz G-Class EV: Daimler confirms iconic off-roader is going electric

Darcy Foster • Mercedes-Benz has confirmed an electric G-Class is on the horizon, and says there’s a long future ahead for the long-running off-roader. Sascha Pallenberg, head of digital transformation at Daimler, last week confirmed a battery-powered version of the Mercedes-Benz’s iconic off-roader is coming on social media...