The Mercedes-Benz G-Class, sometimes called G-Wagen (short for Geländewagen, “terrain vehicle”), is a mid-size four-wheel drive luxury SUV manufactured by Magna Steyr (formerly Steyr-Daimler-Puch) in Austria and sold by Mercedes-Benz. In certain markets, it has been sold under the Puch name as Puch G.
The G-Wagen is characterised by its boxy styling and body-on-frame construction. It uses three fully locking differentials, one of the few vehicles to have such a feature.
Despite the introduction of an intended replacement, the unibody SUV Mercedes-Benz GL-Class in 2006, the G-Class is still in production and is one of the longest-produced vehicles in Daimler’s history, with a span of 41 years. Only the Unimog surpasses it.
A Puch G branded example
The success and longevity of the G-Class has reached another milestone: 400,000th unit was built on 4 December 2020. The 300,000th unit was built three years ago in 2017.
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