Even though the all-new Mercedes-Benz G-Class will feature many of the characteristics found on previous generation models, its interior will be more refined than ever.
One of the things Mercedes wants us to notice is how styling elements from the exterior were transposed into the interior, such as the round headlights being reflected in the air vents on either side, or the iconic indicators which can be found in the shape of the loudspeakers.
Then you’ve got the redesigned instrument panel with tube-look analogue dials as standard, which is something fans of classic round instruments will appreciate.
Buyers will also be able to opt for an alternative instrument panel in the shape of a large display screen, such as you would in the new E-Class and S-Class.
Other noteworthy additions would be the overhauled stowage spaces, with numerous new areas to be found throughout the cabin. For example, there’s an illuminated compartment for small items underneath the armrest, while a wireless charging port can also be specified at a cost.
The console features two removable cup holders and an oddments tray in front of the touch pad, while the rear doors can accommodate a 1-liter water bottle. Speaking of room, compared to the previous model, in the new G-Class there is 38 mm’s (1.5 in) worth of extra legroom in the front and 150 mm’s (5.9 in) worth in the rear. You also get another 38 mm (1.5 in) of shoulder width in the front and 27 mm (1.06 in) in the rear, plus 68 more mm (2.67 in) of elbow room in the front and 56 mm (2.2 in) in the rear.
Future G-Class customers will also be able to choose between two equipment packages: Exclusive Interior and Exclusive Interior Plus. The first one offers a choice of seven colors, three of which are combinations of nappa leather in black and one of the designo manufaktur colors (platinum white, yacht blue or classic red). This package also includes a black designo roof liner in Dinamica microfiber, with the air vents painted in Silvershadow.
Meanwhile, the Exclusive Interior Plus package adds more elements in nappa leather, such as the door trim, sections of the center console, the instrument panel and all of the upholstery. By opting for this package, customers can choose between the designo shades of black, espresso brown or classic red.
The all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will pose for the public at next year’s Detroit Auto Show, in January.