The company Mercedes-Benz has prepared good news for fans of the brand; the German automaker decided to heed their pleas. Brutal SUV the G in 2016 will almost entirely retain its exterior. The famous G-class is unlike other SUVs, because it has a square appearance in “retro” style. Today, among the slicked forms, this model was the last Bastion of style.
First, fans of «Gelandewagen» have begun to panic, having learned about the restyling of this model. G-class is not a new car, but it is liked by many people. Someone in awe of the stamina, the terrain of “Gelandewagen», others love its brutal appearance, that is part of their image for other retro SUV. This audience would not agree to derogate, therefore, the German automaker initially has not the slightest chance of winning. Dieter Zetsche, who is engaged as Executive Director of the company, gave an interview in which he noted: Mercedes-Benz believes that a unique appearance is calling card of the G-class, so it will not be revised.
Dynamics of sales of this model suggests that it is still too early to change. During the past 5 years, the company tripled the sales of this car, although the overall news for the market was not the most optimistic. Your contribution to this achievement brings the AMG division. It offers a modern version of the G-class. The highest model – G65; it is also the most expensive. Besides, the Germans knew that Land Rover wants to stop the release of brutal car Defender. If this is true, then the G-class will remain the only serial SUV of class “Lux”.
New Gelandewagen of 2016 year will remain on the line of the German automaker until 2027, according to unconfirmed reports; there are rumors that the current G-class will live until 2020. But later, the media insiders in the UK and Germany agreed that the legendary SUV will live longer thanks to an impressive update. For example, in its construction will be aluminum, whereby the model is “lose weight” at 200 lbs.
Recently there has been news that in 2017 year it will be a new G-class with concept which is presented. On the pictures below you can see how it will approximately look like.
Specification of New Gelandewagen of 2016 year
Updated G-class will be 10 cm wider than its predecessor. The new car will boast adaptive head lighting, electronic systems that are designed to help the driver, as well as a large number of small video cameras.
The future generation of Gelandwagen may be with engine V12. The Germans decided to give preference to two new engines with six cylinders. The basic equipment of new Gelandwagen will be equipped with diesel power unit volume of 2.9 liters or a gasoline engine of 3 liters. The power of these motors will be 315/370 l. /sec. at 480 Nm of thrust.
You can see photo of new Mercedes Gelandwagen of 2016 below. The legendary G-class is also equipped with the familiar V8 engines. One of them is twin-turbo “eight” in volume of 4 litres (capacity – 465 “horses”), the other 8-cylinder engine of 5.5 liters (575 l. /sec. with 800 Nm of thrust). It can be assumed that the latter power plant will be available in G63 AMG. And here are some photos of AMG Gelandwagen, which debuted at the New York auto show
Appearance and price of New Gelandewagen of 2016 year
The first show of the legendary G-class will be held in 2016 year; we can assume that start of the sales of Gelandewagen is also planned for next year.
Price of updated Gelandewagen
There is information that it will cost almost the same as the current version. This means that the car in good configuration will cost at least 100 000$