Published on September 8th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
Electric G-Wagon And Maybach EQS SUV Concepts Shown By Mercedes
Mercedes shows two electric SUV concepts that might capture your imagination – the Maybach EQS SUV and the EQG.
With all the excitement around the 2021 International Auto Show in Munich, Germany, we nearly forgot to mention two electric concept SUVs from Mercedes-Benz. Unlike the EQE and EQS 53, these two were still in their concept stage, so we didn’t feel they’d be as urgent to share. However, they are both very interesting.
Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV
While the EQS is an electric sedan under the Mercedes-Benz sub-brand, the EQS is being imagined as an SUV under the more exclusive Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand. This will be the first all-electric Maybach, should it be put into production, and by the looks of this concept, it’s pretty close to production-ready.
This product is mostly aimed at ultra-rich customers in China, Russia, South Korea, the US and Germany, who are becoming younger on average and demanding less traditional bodystyles.
In terms of design, the Maybach EQS features an upright black panel grille at front with the familiar Maybach pinstripes, normally found on traditional front grilles. The LED headlights consist of individual diamond blocks with a fine-knit mesh of the Maybach emblem. At the same time, a nod to tradition can be found on the front bonnet, which features an upright Mercedes star hood ornament.
A Maybach design trait that has been continued on this SUV is the dual tone paint finish. On this example, obsidian black metallic and zircon red metallic are paired and seperated by a fine chrome pinstripe between the two colours. Chrome surfaces frame the air intakes, diffusers and side windows, and there’s a little Maybach emblem found on the D pillar. 24″ exclusive light alloy wheels are available in a “bowl” design.
The interior is pretty exclusive, even getting in is an experience with automatic comfort doors front and rear. While the front seats are based loosely on what’s available on the current S-Class, the rear seats are based on a First Class aircraft cabin. The SUV form allows for more generous headroom and so the engineers designed more bolstered calf rests.
No specifications of the motor were shared, but it’s assumed that the EQS SUV will deliver 600km of all-electric range. It is likely this vehicle shares the same platform as the new EQE and EQS sedans.
Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG
Another interesting, near-production electric concept that was shown was the EQG. This takes the legendary G-Class or G-Wagon and gives it a battery electric powertrain and more futuristic looks. Yes, even more futuristic than what was presented with the 2018 redesign for the petrol and diesel models.
The new look is achieved using illumnated stripes as protective elements, along with a two-tone paint scheme with gloss black on the top and gloss aluminium beam below. While the round headlights return, they now feature illuminated bands and flank a new radiator grille design called the ‘Black Panel Grille’. This solid panel features animated ‘squircle’ patterns in blue and the Mercedes star. It is also bordered by an illuminated strip. Illuminated circles are also found in the exterior mirror housing. On top of the roof is a large ‘G’ shape with a strip of LED lights on the front edge of the rack in white with another red one that’s rear-facing.
The Concept EQG comes with 22″ polished alloy wheels in an exclusive design, but it ditches its spare wheel cover for a funky looking lock box with illuminate design and the shape of a wallbox. Mercedes imagine this space can be used to store the vehicle’s charging cable.
Closer to its production date, the EQG will be tested on rough terrain to prove its mettle. It’s expected to feature four electric motors, one at each wheel for the optimum off-road electric experience.