Dear Mercedes: Never Build a G-Jimny!

Mercedes G-Jimny 1 photo
Photo: Theophilus Chin
We've been waiting to have fun with this story for about a week but never got a chance to. Since this has been a slow news day, it's time for some giggles.
On March 8th, AutoCar published a story suggesting Mercedes was going to build a crossover the size of a Volkswagen Polo that also evoked the now 34-year-old G-Class design. This is in line with previous reports, but AutoCar managed to add some credibly with a name for this mystery model: City-G. They also said it would be co-developed with alliance partner Renault-Nissan.

For anybody who's ever looked at or driven the VW Polo, this idea is kind of funny. How small can a crossover get before it's no longer a crossover?

Automotive manipulator Theophilus Chin also had a few giggles with this idea and decided the best way to render such a car is to chop and shop a Suzuki Jimny. If the City-G looks anything like this, we'd tell Mercedes to get lost. However, they've made almost perfectly designed cars in recent years, so we don't think they'll disappoint.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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