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Mercedes reveals all-new G-Class

Mercedes’ classic off-roader is reimagined some 38 years after the original, and revealed at the Detroit Motor Show.

Words by: First published: 15th January 2018
  • New G-Class arrives in the UK this summer
  • Very retro but with some modern technologies
  • Expect prices north of £100,000
Say hello to the all-new Mercedes-Benz G-Class!

What’s that? It looks just like the old one? Well yes, it does, but trust us; it’s been completely reworked under the surface. It’s just that the surface has been deliberately styled to emulate the original “G-Wagen” off-roader that was first released 38 years ago.

“The new G is still a G, only better,” said Mercedes board member Ola Kaellenius, clearly keen to stress the retro benefits. Like the old car, the new G-Class has a distinctly utilitarian feel, with lots of off-road features. It’s slightly longer and wider than the car it replaces, but 170kg lighter, and features three differential locks, a low range mode, and a rigid rear axle. If that doesn’t mean much to you, trust us; the off-road enthusiasts will be pleased.

For those that just like the look of it, the new G-Class has better legroom front and back, and rear seats that fold flat for extra storage space. It also boasts plenty of up-to-date comfort and technology features, from two 12.3-inch touch-screens showing instrument data and infotainment systems like sat-nav and music, to massaging front seats and an automatic gearbox.

The new G-Class arrives in the UK this summer. Prices and UK specs have yet to be confirmed, but with prices in Germany starting at around £95,000, it won’t be cheap.