Here is an SUV you won’t want to miss at the Los Angeles Auto Show. We thought that Mercedes-Benz’s futuristic SUV will be just on paper, we thought wrong. The company has just released photos of its rugged all-terrain SUV, which will make its appearance at the LA Auto Show at the end of this month.
The new SUV concept from Mercedes-Benz is called the Ener-G-Force, which uses design elements from the original G-Class adapted to the modern world. There are a few mentioned innovations, such as the pull-out compartment that can hold a wide variety of equipment items for quick access without having to open the liftgate.
“The Ener-G-Force is the vision of an off-roader that, while reflecting tomorrow’s adventures, also invokes the genes of the Mercedes-Benz off-road icon, the G model,” explained Gorden Wagener, Director of Design at Mercedes-Benz Cars. “Modern and cool, it could also be a clue about a new beginning for the off-road design idiom of Mercedes-Benz.”
For power, the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept will come with a fuel-cell powertrain that uses recycled water stored in tanks on the roof to power four motors, with one at each wheel. Theoretically, this allows the Ener-G-Force Concept to travel up to 500 miles.
According to the company, the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept won’t be here until 2025 as an off-road vehicle, but you can catch one at the LA Auto Show.