The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning a smaller version of the G-Class which might be named the GLG.
Mercedes-Benz is trying to adapt into new segments on the auto market and with the financial crisis hitting the sector more by the day, the company is trying to attract more customers into the brand. A new step into getting more customers will be the development of a baby G-Class which is expected to be named the GLG. The new Mercedes-Benz model, the GLG, is scheduled to hit the market by 2020, along with 10 other models.
The smaller SUV is expected to borrow styling cues from the G-Class but under its hood smaller engines will be found and the high performance AMG version should produce around 350 horsepower. If it will indeed make it into production, the Mercedes-Benz GLG should be based on the MFA platform, the same one which is being used on the development of the new A-Class generation. The GLG, which was named internally as the “mini-G”, will complement the GLA crossover as a more rugged alternative and, if prices will be affordable, it might well burry the GLA. Additional details on the Mercedes-Benz GLG are limited for the moment but we will keep you updated on the subject.
Source: Car Magazine