DETROIT — After a many consummate redesign in a 39-year story — and record sales in 2017 — a Mercedes-Benz G category is staid for even aloft U.S. sales in 2019, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler says.
Helping to pull a muscular SUV to new heights will be new versions of a renouned AMG high-performance variants of a G class, Exler said. Product developers also will demeanour to enhance a G-class lineup over a core models.
“We will be extraordinary and exam a waters for special editions,” Exler pronounced this month during a Detroit automobile show.
Mercedes chose a Detroit uncover to betray a redesigned chronicle of a bottom G category for a U.S. — a 2019 G550 indication with a carryover 4.0-liter, turbocharged V-8 engine. It will arrive during U.S. dealerships this fall. Pricing has not been announced, though a “slight cost increase” is likely, Exler said.
AMG variants will be introduced soon. The automaker has also sole AMG G63 and G65 variants of a G category in a U.S.
“The AMGs are not going to be distant away,” pronounced Ian James, selling manager for a G class. “In a some-more new story of a G class, a AMG vehicles have been extravagantly popular, and it fits a image, a craziness, if we like, of a G.”
The AMG variants will be accessible as partial of a 2019 indication year, James confirmed. Mercedes is approaching to uncover during slightest one, approaching a G63, in Mar during a Geneva automobile show.