Mercedes G-Class revamp brings hybrid power and touchscreen

Mercedes G Class front
Mercedes G Class front

Design changes include a new front bumper, but you'll need to look very hard to spot it.

The Mercedes G-Class range has been fully electrified as part of a substantial update that also includes a range of measures to improve both usability and efficiency.

The current generation of the hugely capable off-roader was launched in 2018, and will shortly gain a full-electric variant for the first time. As part of the facelift, Mercedes-AMG has also made substantial revisions to the G63.

The entry-level model will continue to use a 3.0-litre straight-six diesel, although it is now mated to a 48V mild hybrid integrated starter generator (ISG). That lifts power by 20bhp to 362bhp, while substantially boosting torque to 553lb ft – which is why it has been rebadged from G400d to G450d.

The G500 will continue to be offered in some markets, with its 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line petrol unit now lifted to 442bhp and 413bhp.