It could actually best it off-road: with four motors, one at each wheel and all individually controllable, the instant torque of electric power, high and low ratios in a selectable two-speed gearbox, and all the batteries tucked away low down inside the chassis rails for a low centre of gravity, it might ascend, descend, clamber and swim like never before. Presumably, there will be issues for wading depth with all those high-voltage batteries. All Mercedes is saying about its abilities at the moment is that it will "offer unique driving characteristics both on- and off-road."
Unmistakable as a G-Class, and specifically the radically-updated but hardly visually-changed 2018-introduced model, the EQG does display its electric credentials to the world. The biggest update is the black panel grille in place of the traditional radiator grille, but you still get the big Mercedes star at its centre – this one lights up though. Other lighting effects on the body include strips of LEDs to highlight the side protective body cladding – already noticeable thanks to the concept's two-tone body finish – and more LED strips in the roof rack.
There's no date for its introduction yet, but if the Terminator has anything to do with it, the first all-electric G Wagen is unlikely to be far away.