NEW FOR 2010:

– New designer key, front seats, door panel design, leather-covered dashboard, ambient lighting, and chrome package
– Exterior colours: Palladium Silver Metallic and Designo Platinum Magno (matt finish) added
– Interior colours: Chestnut upholstery added; Cognac discontinued
– Designo leather upholstery: Single-tone Designo black leather now standard; new optional Designo Classic Red available

For 2010, changes to the Mercedes-Benz G-Class are in trim. It will now use the front seats of the all-new E-Class, in a G-specific variant, and the previous ruffled leather door panels will be replaced with smooth-surfaced door panels, with the upper panels in leather. There is also a new key, leather-covered dashboard, ambient lighting, and chrome package.

Short for Geländewagen, the G-Class is only available by special order in Canada. The G550 uses a 5.5-litre V8 engine and seven-speed automatic transmission, while the G55 AMG uses a supercharged 5.5-litre V8 and five-speed automatic. Both use 4Matic permanent all-wheel drive.

Features include 18-inch or 19-inch wheels, ten-way multi-contour heated and ventilated seats with three-position memory and multi-contour driver’s seat, anti-theft alarm system, auto-dimming rearview and driver’s side mirrors, wood trim, cellular telephone pre-wiring, COMAND APS navigation system, cruise control, front and rear reading lights, Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 Surround Sound system with CD changer, garage door opener, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with power tilt and telescopic column, rearview camera, split-folding rear seats, automatic climate control, TeleAid emergency calling system, tire pressure monitoring system, entrance lamps, rain-sensing wipers, headlamp washers, Parktronic parking assist, power sunroof and stainless steel running boards.

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