Mercedes-Benz clears G-Class backlog, reopens orders

Mercedes-Benz Australia has introduced it has reopened orders for the Mercedes-AMG G63, nearly two years after it shut them as a result of lengthy supply occasions.

Prospects who place an order immediately for a brand new G63 can obtain a automobile as early as November.

A spokesperson from Mercedes-Benz Australia informed CarExpert it predicts an inflow of orders might push deliveries out to January/February 2024.

Mercedes-Benz Australia has not confirmed what number of constructed spots can be found.

Pricing has been adjusted to mirror updates to the Luxurious Automobile Tax, and the G63 now retails for $363,561 earlier than on-road prices – a discount of $1530.

Regardless of this discount, since 2021 Mercedes-Benz has elevated its pricing on the G-Class by $74,561.

Earlier this 12 months, Mercedes-AMG launched a restricted version G63 Version 55 which a spokesperson confirms bought out “instantly”.

There’s only one G-Class variant obtainable now in Australia, following the discontinuation of the Mercedes-Benz G400d after solely round 12 months available on the market.

The Mercedes-Benz G400d first arrived in Australian Mercedes-Benz sellers in July 2021, becoming a member of the considerably extra well-liked Mercedes-AMG G63 that arrived in 2018.

Whereas the corporate took (and honoured) some G400d orders, the overwhelming majority of G-Wagen patrons right here opted for the wild AMG G63.

Trying to the long run, Mercedes-Benz revealed the “near-production” electrical Idea EQG in September 2021, with evolutionary seems to be and the promise of sufficient off-road potential to match combustion-powered G-Wagens.

A manufacturing Mercedes-Benz EQG is predicted to be revealed in 2024. We’ve already had a ride-along in a camouflaged prototype, and likewise spied a variety of prototypes.

This electrical G-Class could have a quad-electric motor setup and can be primarily based on a variation of the common G-Class’s conventional body-on-frame underpinnings.

The manufacturing model of the Mercedes-Benz EQG can be constructed alongside the combustion G-Class at accomplice Magna Steyr’s plant in Graz, Austria.

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