Mercedes-Benz has hit a new production record for its off-road icon with 20,000 G-Classes produced in one year for the first time in the model’s 37 years history. The legendary G-Class has been in production on behalf of Mercedes-Benz at Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria since 1979.
The legendary G-Class has been in production on behalf of Mercedes-Benz at Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria since 1979, and continues to be extremely popular with customers. More than a quarter of a million vehicles have been delivered to customers since the first model of the G-Class was introduced.
The G-Class that set up this year’s production record is also a very special example. The white Mercedes-AMG G63 has various “designo manufaktur” features, for example manually applied “designo mystic white bright” paintwork and an interior with designo leather manufactured in the in-house sewing.
“The individualisation and continuous technical optimisation of the G-Class contribute to the great success of the original off-road icon which still makes no compromises when it comes to off-road,” says Dr. Gunnar Güthenke, head of the off-road product group at Mercedes-Benz. “The production of 20,000 G-Classes in one year confirms the high demand for the ‘G’ and likewise the quality of our vehicles, something that is highly appreciated by our customers. I am very pleased and also proud that some of our employees have been on board since production started around 37 years ago.”
Mercedes’ iconic G-Class will be replaced by a new generation in 2018. The new model will be built on an entirely new platform, being wider and lighter. New engines, including the latest straight-six units will be featured alongside state of the art assistance systems lifted from the E-Class and S-Class. READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW G-CLASS HERE.