Mercedes-Benz released official interior images of the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class last week, and here are more shots of the Geländewagen’s all-new cabin in different trim levels and angles, accompanied by official details.

The new G-Class’ dashboard blends M-B’s latest interior design with some tough car cues, and one can see plenty of similarities between this and that of the next-generation A-Class, which Mercedes released last month.

Of course, the G is a special car and they’ve added some special detailing to the cabin – the shape of the 4×4’s round headlamps is reflected in the side air vents while the shape of the speakers mimic the design of the G’s famous indicators. Other retained specialties include the grab handle for the front passenger and the chrome-highlighted switches for the differential locks, positioned between the central air vents.

As in the W213 E-Class and W222 S-Class saloons, the G-Class will have a large display that combines two 12.3-inch displays (one for the digital instrument panel, the other is the main centre screen, two 10.25-inch screens in the next A-Class) beneath a shared glass cover. Drivers can choose between three different styles for the displays – Classic, Sport and Progressive – and also configure info and views.

All very high-tech, but when we first saw the widescreen cockpit last week, this writer felt that the look wasn’t very in-tune with the G-Wagen. Thankfully, Mercedes is providing “timeless tube-look analogue dials” as standard. “Fans of classic round instruments will certainly not be disappointed in the new G-Class,” the press release assures. Have a look at the traditional meter panel and tell us which do you prefer.

The infotainment system can be controlled by touch-sensitive controls on the steering wheel that respond to swiping motions, smartphone-style. To assist, there are haptic impulses and additional feedback from the speakers. The input options are rounded off by shortcut keys in front of the main controller, and by the optional control array for driving assistance systems above the rotary light switch.

Every G-Class must be put to the test on the Schöckl, the Graz plant’s local Austrian mountain where Mercedes does its hard testing. That explains why every G bears a certification mark in the form of a neat “Schöckl” badge at the base of the B-pillar. The doors are very solid, the company adds.

Cabin storage has been thoroughly overhauled, with numerous new storage areas. Under the armrest is an illuminated compartment for small items such as chewing gum, handkerchiefs or perhaps sunglasses. A wireless charging point here can be specified. In front of the touchpad are two removable cup holders and a tray. The rear doors are each capable of accommodating a one litre bottle.

The owners of the stuff benefit as well, thanks to the revised dimensions of the off-roader. See the cabin measurements below.

The car market has changed significantly since the G-Wagen was born in 1979. Many examples today won’t see a dirt trail, let alone a mountain, and will be used exclusively as a luxury urban cruiser. Those owners will appreciate the standard memory driver’s seat, all round seat heating and “luxury” front head restraints.

The Active Multicontour Seat package brings plusher chairs with massage functions, climatised seats, fast seat heating and electrically adjustable lumbar support. The chairs also have integrated air chambers that fill or empty on a continuous basis according to the driving dynamics, offering more lateral support during cornering, for instance. The seats are recommended by German spinal health organisation Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V.

The car comes with Lugano leather (black, nut brown or macchiato beige) as standard, but one can upgrade to the Exclusive Interior or Exclusive Interior Plus. Do that and you’ll get nappa leather in a much wider range of colours, Dinamica microfibre rooflining and silvershadow trim. Exclusive Interior Plus throws on nappa hide on the door trim, centre console and dashboard; and introduces diamond quilt pattern for the seats.

The sporty AMG Line can be combined with all three variants. In this case, black seats are combined with contrasting topstitching in red for the seats, instrument panel, doors and centre console, along with red seat belts. Flat-bottomed steering wheel in a G-Class? The “very sporty” wheel is now available for the first time on the G-Class.

The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class will make its world debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month.



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