2019 Mercedes G-Class Interior Revealed, All-New SUV Debuts In Detroit

The late night news continues as Mercedes has released the first interior photos of the 2019 G-Class.

Set to be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show next month, the redesigned G-Class will have an all-new cabin which is significantly more modern and luxurious than its predecessor.

Once seated behind the all-new steering wheel, drivers will find themselves surrounded by leather upholstery, open-pore wood trim, and carbon fiber or metal accents. The niceties don’t stop there as the model comes equipped with heated seats, a seven-speaker audio system, and numerous new storage compartments including an illuminated area underneath the armrest.

The standard model comes equipped with analogue gauges but customers can order a digital instrument cluster with a 12.3-inch display. When the latter option is selected, the digital instrument cluster combines with the 12.3-inch infotainment display to create a widescreen appearance.

Speaking of options, Mercedes confirmed the G-Class will be offered with a 16-speaker Burmester surround sound system as well as an Active Multicontour Seat package that includes special front seats that feature heating, ventilation, and massage functions. There will also be an assortment of designo options such as Lugano leather in Black, Nut Brown or Macchiato Beige. Other choices include the Exclusive Interior Plus package which adds things such as Nappa leather upholstery on the doors, center console, and dashboard.

Despite embracing newer technology, the interior has some classic design touches including a passenger side grab handle and chrome-accented switches for the differential locks. There are also two removable cup holders for the center console and round air vents that mimic the SUV’s round headlights.

The 2019 G-Class is larger than its predecessor and this gives drivers and passengers additional leg, shoulder, and elbow room. The most significant increase goes to rear seat passengers who will find an additional 5.9 inches (150 mm) of legroom.

Mercedes is keeping a lid on exterior photos but the automaker confirmed the G-Class will retain its iconic design which has largely stayed the same for decades. In particular, the company said the model will keeps its distinctive door handles, protection strips, and rear tire carrier.

Following its unveiling Detroit, the G-Class will go on sale in the United States in late 2018.

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  • Kannag Don Amenra

    Mercedes do the best interiors for the $100k market.

    • MultiKdizzle

      It’s funny – they used to have the cheapest interiors througouht the 2000s – and now they absolutely set the curve.

      • Matt

        A large part for that being the merger had with Daimler/crystler. Once that ended around 2008, benz stepped up their game. Idk though if I’d say they were the worst then. Jaguar with their Ford partnership imo went toe to toe in the cheap interiors at that time. Being in the US, I never got to see benz at their worst with their 2000s a & b class interiors but I’ll never forget the hideous c class hatchback sold here.

      • Merc1

        Not the cheapest, but see the post below too.

        M

    • Honda NSX-R

      I’d say from $50,000 upwards their interiors are the best in class

      • donald seymour

        Aesthetics value YES! Touch and feel, no.

  • mccarluvr123

    “Wow! That carbon fiber looks so luxurious!” — Nobody, ever

    • AxlRock

      Exactly! Carbon fire trim looks cheap, and serves no purpose in a car that probably weighs more than 2Tons..

    • Marty

      Looks like some Saudi car customizer got their hands on the interior. Quite tasteless.

      The new Dacia Duster looks better.

  • nastinupe

    For some strange reason I can’t wait to see the new G Wagon. If Mercedes can do for the G Wagon what Jeep just did for the Wangler it will be a home run.

    • donald seymour

      Oh my gosh your comment nailed it. I was just thinking the same thing.

  • Ruel Lewis

    The air vents and Dash look horrible. It looks like they were just stuck on as well as that out of place looking touch pad.

  • no25

    Glad they kept it looking like a truck interior rather than following the SClass interior trend that every other Mercedes is following.

  • Frank Yoster

    ill take the rubicon wrangler …save myself 50k and put in more accessories.

    • Astonman

      More like 70 to 100K!

  • Mark S

    Odd steering wheel! The button clusters on each side could be mistaken for Chevy Bow Ties and the winged center structure is strangely Cadillac like. Give me the bare bones interior.

  • Nordschleife

    Well let’s be honest this is the biggest change style wise to the vehicle so this is like showing the full car. I like the interior though. Light year ahead of the current one.

    • donald seymour

      Very true.

  • jsz00

    What’s with Pedobear Approved inspired badge?

  • I wish the air vents in the centre console weren’t silver, rather dark..

  • Marty

    If that was a Chinese car I would have laughed about how tacky it looked with all that obtrusive silvery plastic and how inappropriate that style is for a rugged car.

    But since it’s an MB I can’t laugh. Just cry.

    I used the old G-Wagen in the military. This is a very different product, aimed at people with more money than taste. It will probably sell good.

  • salamOOn

    i just dont understand why they didnt put inside this car new controls (command, seats, climate) from upcoming A class…. it would fit much better inside boxy G class because they are less rounded and more boxy looking than this from C/E/S class.

    however its bad when the best looking part in your G class interior are doors (but those seat controls are still weird looking there)….. whatya doing merc?

  • OdysseyTag

    How safe is having a grip bar on the passenger side of the dash? Not only an occupant’s chest in case of an accident but also for airbag deployment…

    Anyways, hoping a company like Merc thought it through.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I wish normal SUV interiors looked like. It’s so masculine, it’s very beautiful, with the latest tech.

  • Craig

    And those air vents. Yikes. They look like something you bought at a sex shop. BY MISTAKE!

  • Toronado_II

    Am I the only one you dislike this big flat screen ?

  • SteersUright

    Nice enough, but no award winning design in there.

  • Captain Obvious

    Since the G-class will remain a lovable brick, this interior is more than pleasant

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Don’t blow it…

  • I like the screens. I don’t like that they sit on the dash.

  • Navy P. Morroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    It’s about time this SUV interior was conveyed into the twenty-first century, although the vehicle’s outside appearance remains in the twentieth-century; however, some interior bits look out-of-place for this class of an interior like the handle on the dashboard (I guess to make it stay true to its roots) and how the dashboard lays unevenly above the two screens (at each ending portion).

  • Enter Ranting

    Those vents look like what you’d find if you lifted up an elephant’s tail.

  • Nihar

    Those vents look like black holes.