Mercedes has managed to elevate one of its most utilitarian models to luxury status, but those familiar with the G-Class – or really anyone who's ever even seen one – will know that the Geländewagen is a true workhorse if there ever was one. Stripped of its luxury accoutrements, the G-Class is sold to military forces and government bodies as the 461 series. And Mercedes was, for a time, glad to sell the bare-bones G-Wagen to private customers as well, but the latest word is that
2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
- Zach Bowman
- Oct 17, 2012
Car reports Mercedes-Benz may be considering expanding its G-Class line to include a new, smaller model. The so-called GLG would serve as a competitor for the upcoming, next-generation Land Rover Defender. Internally, the smaller G wears the code name X156 and will be based on the A-Class architecture. Expect to see styling lifted straight from the larger G, complete with a horizontal roof line and near-vertical back hatch. Car also insists Mercedes-Benz will retain the A-Class front-wheel drive
- Jonathon Ramsey
- Apr 11, 2012
Hot on the bumpers of the New York Auto Show, the oddball Mercedes-Benz G-Class officially shows its ever-so-slightly redesigned face to the world. As we've discussed previously, it looks a whole lot like last year's model, but distinguishing tweaks outside include the dashes of LEDs underneath the headlights and new side mirrors.