Earthcruiser last word in extreme tourism

Riley Riley

Earthcruiser has added the Mercedes-Benz G-Pro Escape to its lineup.

The G-Pro Escape is for adventurers that want to travel “off the radar” as they explore without the constraints of normal all-terrain vehicles.

Based on the Benz G-Wagon, its more compact dimensions allow it to be driven by the holder of a standard passenger car licence.

Soft sand or slushy mud present no obstacle with 6120kg power winches fitted front and back, to get you out of trouble.

The Earthcruiser Mercedes-Benz G-Pro Escape is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 diesel, with 135kW of power and 400Nm of torque, paired with a five-speed automatic transmission.

With a 3430mm wheelbase, front, centre and rear differential locks are teamed with uprated shock absorbers, an onboard air compressor, individual 250 litre tanks for fuel and water and an upright 122 litre capacity fridge/freezer.

The latest Lithium battery technology powers all requirements and recharges the electrical systems through solar panels when stationary, or via the 120A vehicle alternator system when on the move.

A rear mounted, independent airconditioning unit keeps the luxury accommodation cool, while the G-Pro cabin has its own integral air conditioning unit while on the move.

Home comforts include an internal shower and toilet, plus a supplementary external shower unit for those moments of travel solitude.

A double bed, plus a sky bed option that sleeps three, means an end to sleeping rough on the ground.

Catering while on your travels is also made easy, thanks to a diesel-fuelled cooker.

In addition to the standard inclusion of telematics with satellite tracking and monitoring, vision from five externally mounted cameras provide 45 days recording in real time, which may be viewed globally, with systems control managed via an IPAD touch screen.

When you choose to communicate the options include an 80-channel UHF radio, with a DVR/GPS/4G solid state cellular hot spot (through its 6-dba gain antenna).

Charting your progress is also made easy, with the onboard navigation system pre-loaded with Hema mapping, Bluetooth and iPhone connectivity.

When the time comes to transport your go-anywhere Earthcruiser G-Pro long distances between destinations or across oceans, the compact external overall dimensions enable you to slot your adventure traveller into a standard ISO container for onward shipment.

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