Jul 20 2012
The History of Legendary G-Class
The iconic Gelandewagen existed since far 1979. Mercedes-Benz shows us this long way.
Usually most cars need to be replaced every couple of years, but it is not about the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. It was refined during these years, but the SUV that is available on today’s market is basically the same that it was when it was introduced long time ago, in 1979. Actually, it was before a lot of us were born, and the Gelandewagen is still with us. Mercedes-Benz wanted to replace it with the new GL-Class in 2006, but the old good G-Class was irreplacable. But at this time the Gelandewagen is so far behind that Mercedes will need to replace it to keep it in front of all the regulations. But, as we all know, it will not be easy at all.
So, to highlight the success of this true legend, Mercedes-Benz released the short history video to show what the G-Wagen is about. Mercedes Classic guru Michael Bock and also the Mercedes designer Volker Leutz tell us why the Gelandewagen will be so missed by most off-roading lovers when it will be finally replaced with a new Mercedes-Benz model.