From the outside, many bystanders think it's just a box on wheels, but nobody ever said it's ugly. In fact, it's not ugly, it's not unconventional and it's not old, it's just retro and it is exactly the way it is supposed to be. The boxy styling is what makes the G-Klasse so special and this is probably the main reason why the German engineers decided to keep the original lines even on a model sold in 2011.
Its rugged look perfectly symbolizes the origins of the car and what it's been made for. The boxy shape looks like you could even pop a balloon in some corners of the car but, at a closer look, each G-Klasse part has its very own role. For example, the round headlights and the front fascia altogether is what makes it retro, while the side profile express the toughness the car is able to develop on uneven terrain.
Although it boasts a purely retro styling, the G-Wagen is as modern as it gets. It does have front turning signals mounted on the edges on the hood but, at the same time, it comes with side turning signals integrated into the casing of the lateral mirrors. It features protective headlamp grilles but it also has xenon headlights for better visibility. And examples do not stop here because, as we said, the G-Klasse seems to be a perfect combination of original and modern ideas.
The rear of the car could not be more appropriate for this kind of vehicle. A tiny rear window to let you see what's happening in the back, although that's really not important when it comes to the G, and a great deal of metal to continue the rugged line started by the front fascia and continued by the side profile. The taillights are placed at the bottom outer edges of the rear, thus making the car look just like an armored car ready for a lot of action.
The new generation Mercedes-Benz G-Klasse sets itself apart from its older predecessors with the help of a three-fin radiator grille, while the G 500 also gets new 18-inch light-alloy wheels. Furthermore, our test car came with an optional exterior chrome package, as well as with privacy rear windows and black bars at both the front and the rear.Continue reading
Hold on, Sir May B. Bach would like to say something...
OK, now you're freaking my out. What the hell is this tank? It makes me feel like a soldier from Iraq or something, I would be ready to blow things up and climb on every thing that blocks my way. Seriously, this car is amazing, it's old and new, it's retro but modern, it's ugly but beautiful.
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