“It has to continue as it looks today,” says Daimler CEO

Just like the Jeep Wrangler, Daimler’s military-grade off-roader won’t be changing anytime soon. According to Automotive News, the G-Class — which hasn’t had a major redesign since 1979 — is selling better than ever.

Affable Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said last month to AN, “It has to continue as it looks today. It’s not a vehicle that pretends. The G class is the original.”

The G-class is expected to remain the same, or at least very similar, to the current design for years to come while other SUVs within Mercedes-Benz’s lineup get more streamlined. Possible changes to the G-Wagen include widening the body by as much as 10 cm and dropping the roof height by a small amount.

Available in Canada as either the G 550 4MATIC or G 63 AMG, the Geländewagen starts at a base price of $121,600. Both are powered by 5.5-litre V8 engines.


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