2012 LA Preview: Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept hints at future G-Class

If the Mercedes-Benz G-Class was still around in 2025 – it would probably look like this. Mercedes-Benz will be showing a new concept at the 2012 LA Auto Show based on the concept of a future police car developed for the Los Angeles Design Challenge.

Known as the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force, the model is also being speculated as the brand’s rival to the new Range Rover.

“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-Class,” said 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.”

Like the ‘Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025,’ the shape of the civilian Ener-G-Force is modeled after the G-Class, and will tackle the market of those interested in the outdoor lifestyle.

We’ll have more details from the LA Auto Show later this month.

– By: Omar Rana