Mercedes-Benz G-Class to be facelifted in 2017 image

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning a massive facelift for the G-Class as the model should hit the market in 2017.

One of the most controversial SUVs on the market, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, is getting ready for a massive facelift. The announcement hasn’t been made official just yet, but according to a recent report published by the guys at Autocar, the model in question will arrive in 2017. The updated G-Class will shed approximately 200 kg from its weight, thanks to the use of aluminum, and it will grow in width by almost 100 mm, to a total of 1,860 mm.

The facelift will also borrow some of the lines from the Ener-G-Force concept, unveiled a couple of years ago in Los Angeles, and even if its overall design will remain pretty much the same, this will embrace new technologies and it will get an updated look. The interior space will grow in size and because a facelift cannot be complete without new engines, the G-Class will get two new units, which are expected to make their way onto the market in 2016, a petrol burner and a diesel, both of them with a displacement of 3.0 liters. The petrol engine will produce 360 HP and the diesel burner will be rated at more than 300 HP. Both of them will be mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission.