While the mighty G-Class got a pass for not featuring the system at the time, the model still doesn’t have it over three years later.
In fact, the G-Wagen is the only Mercedes-Benz in the current lineup not to have a version of the MBUX infotainment system, so it was only fair to assume it will become available on the mild-revamp for the 2022 model year, which was introduced today at the 2021 IAA, in Munich.
As it turns out, MBUX is still off-limits for the legendary off-roader, with Mercedes-Benz choosing to work on the looks and comfort features of the model for the time being.
The carmaker unveiled a rugged-looking 2022 Mercedes-Benz G-Class with the Professional Line Exterior to showcase what is new for next year.
Apart from the dark-tinted glass for the rear side windows and the rear window, the G-Wagen now gets an extended options list that includes an ambient lighting system with 64 colors instead of the previous eight and ten new color palettes for the exterior.
As standard, the model is now equipped with pre-equipment rear-seat entertainment and a towing hitch.
There are also new exterior equipment lines available, with customers able to choose from the Professional Line (shown at the Munich Motor Show), Exclusive Line and AMG Line.
On the inside, various options have been huddled together into the new Exclusive Line and Superior Line, albeit Mercedes-Benz still offers a wide array of customization options through the G manufaktur configurator.
The show car brought to Munich is fitted with a gorgeous orange magno paint scheme, while the Professional Line exterior pops out even more thanks to details like the roof, bumpers and wheel arch extensions painted in night black magno paint.
Nothing is new on the technical side, with the engine lineup remaining unchanged, as is the now ancient infotainment system. There are rumors that MBUX might actually make an appearance on the upcoming G-Class 4×4 Squared, though.