Mercedes compact SUV | City-G
Mercedes is planning to launch in 2016 a new compact SUV that is more rugged than the GLA, based on a new platform and will probably bring the 4 cylinder engines of the A-Class. In particular, the new model will have a more traditional SUV image, but with several dynamic features such as a large screen in front, many corners on the chassis and the front headlights and an external spare tire on the back. Also, this compact model will not excess 4.1 meters in length that is less than the GLA, while they are more efficient offroad and more economical compared with GLA.
Moreover, according to rumors, the new model, currently called City-G will rests on a new platform, JC1, which develops in collaboration with Renault and could be combined with front wheel drive versions and 4X4.
Regarding the mechanical parts, the new model is expected to use the 4 cylinder petrol and diesel engines of the A -Class. Finally, the new compact SUV is planned to be launched in the markets by 2016, so it is likely to be seen in its original form in one of the motor shows next year.
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By Nicole P.