[Video] Spied – Mercedes-Benz G Class shows LED lighting image

The upcoming new generation off-roader is not looking decidedly different under the cover of heavy camouflage, but we can bet the company is making it all-new at least under the metal with numerous technology upgrades.

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class is inching closer to the moment of reveal, and a new spy video is clearly showing the model will pack LED technology for the front and taillights. The new G-Class won’t have any trouble passing for… well, a G Class, because the rugged looks have been thoroughly retained – and this is for once a time when we agree with the manufacturer’s desire to protect the heritage. The designers did took to modern amenities to make it stand out – the housings of the traditional headlights seem to have been kept intact but inside rectangular LEDs deliver the illumination. Meanwhile, the turn signals have been kept on top of the hood.

At the back, the new G Class has ditched the current oval-shaped taillights for a completely new design, and Mercedes is rumored to completely overhaul the underlying architecture of the model. Most importantly, the German brand is allegedly lightweighting the model by no less than 882 pounds (400 kilograms)… an astonishing feat if the pull it off. Of course, new engines such as the 4.0-liter biturbo V8 will be on point to provide better performance and efficiency.