Counter-evolutionary: the history of the G-wagen


Mercedes-Benz is sitting pretty. It’s won its fourth consecutive F1 constructors’ championship, the Mercedes-AMG Project One supercar is on the way, and strong ongoing crossover sales are feeding the healthy bottom line. Yet even with all its hybrid projects, electrified prototypes, and autonomous concepts, Mercedes is still selling a boxy military vehicle, and selling it for a lot of money. These days, they call it the G-Class. Everybody else calls it the G-wagen. And there’s even going to be a new 2019 G-Class coming out this year.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/02/02/history-of-the-g-wagen