The Ultimate HG Mercedes G-Class is Something that Maybach Should Have Done BeforeGiancarlo Perlas January 4, 2021
The Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is a very rare gem in the luxury sport utility vehicle lineup of the three-pointed star marque because only 99 units of it were ever produced. However, I could not agree more with the fact that if Maybach, the ultra-luxury arm of Mercedes, were to make a G-Wagen that is true to its DNA, it should look more like the Ultimate HG from Hofele Design.
The Ultimate HG is based on the Mercedes G-Class platform. The modifications turn the G350d, G500, and AMG 63 trims of the luxury SUV into an alternative luxury limousine with shades of the Rolls-Royce Phantom and Range Rover SUVs. The most distinguishing feature of the Hofele G-Class is its pair of suicide doors or rear-hinged coach doors inspired by horse-drawn carriages in the past.
The Hofele G-Class has a 4×4 drivetrain, and it comes with a two-tone finish made up of “Crystal Black” by Rolls-Royce and “Carpathian Grey” by Range Rover. It is adorned with new chrome highlights, front grille, roof-mounted light bar, headlight surrounds, front bumper, wider wheel arches, electronically-activated side steps, and a set of 23-inch forged alloy wheels with turbine design. It is worth noting that wheel arches are made from carbon-fiber materials.
Opening the stylish coach doors reveal VIP rear seats and interior design wrapped in Nappa leather and Alcantara. The rear passengers are treated with adjustable seats controlled via a rear-center console that offers massage and heating functions too. In addition, the vehicle supports wireless charging for mobile devices. Even the rear cargo area is not spared as it also benefits from “Piano Black” lacquer wood trims with aluminum accents.