Ahead of its public début at next month’s North American International Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz has released some details about the new G-Class’s cabin.
Lugano leather upholstery, heated seats front and rear, a driver’s seat memory function and wood trim mean that this certainly isn’t a ‘hose-out’ utilitarian vehicle.
For even more luxury, customers can opt for either the Exclusive Interior or Exclusive Interior Plus packages. The former comes with nappa leather in a choice of seven colour schemes with a black microfibre roof lining, while the latter gains extended leather and diamond-pattern quilting.
Enlarged dimensions have resulted in extra space. For instance, legroom is up by 38 mm (1.5”) in the front and 150 mm (5.9”) in the rear. The corresponding increases in shoulder width are 38 mm (1.5”) and 27 mm (1.0”) respectively.
Without doubt, the most significant changes concern how a driver interacts with their 2018 G-Class.
The standard specification includes traditional round instruments plus a central screen, but an alternative arrangement combines two 12.3” displays to form a configurable glass cockpit. In addition, the steering wheel uses touch sensitivity and haptic feedback to control the infotainment system.
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