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Mercedes G-Class Puts On a Fake Suzuki Jimny Suit, Looks Far Less Imposing

The second generation G-Class dates back to 2018. That's when Mercedes unveiled it at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, kicking off the assembly at the Magna Steyr factory in Graz, Austria, shortly after.
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Photo: Instagram | abimelecdesign
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Despite looking virtually identical to its iconic predecessor, the latest G-Wagen is new from the ground up. And if you look closely at the front and rear lighting units, you will be able to instantly tell it apart. As for the cabin, it doesn't look like an evolution, as revolution is the key word here. Wide infotainment screen and digital dials blending behind a single pane of glass dominate the dashboard, giving the premium truck a modern vibe. And speaking of premium, it sports lots of high-end materials, as well as ambient lighting and numerous technology and safety gizmos.

Shortly after the big presentation hosted over five years ago, most big tuning companies started working on various upgrades for it. Thus, no matter if it is a new grille, maybe joined by different front and rear bumpers, fat side skirts, wide wheel arches, extra lights mounted on the roof, and so on, or a set of different alloys with an emphasis on improving its off-road prowess or turning it into a grocery getter, name it, and it is available. The same goes for the reupholstered interiors and the occasional power boost, especially when it comes to the range-topping flavor of the series, the Mercedes-AMG G 63.

Enthusiasts have noticed a certain resemblance between the G-Wagen and the latest-gen Suzuki Jimny, and that is due to the boxy exterior of both rides. Therefore, Jimnys with new faces that mirror the look of the Benz or AMG versions of the G-Class are certainly not uncommon. And for the right price, you could turn your modern-day Jimny into a G-Class lookalike with a similar grille, different bumpers, and additional upgrades here and there. But what about the other way around? A G-Class with the same face as the small potent off-roader made by Suzuki? Truth be told, giving Suzuki looks to a Mercedes is not the first choice when it comes to tuning, but it has been done – at least in the digital realm.

Fueled by the numerous Jimnys that rock G-Wagen looks, abimelecdesign set to work and came up with a G-Class that sports a Jimny face. The rendering artist imagined it from multiple angles and in several hues, including the famous yellow. Besides the reinterpreted front end, it has black plastic bumpers and trim, a visible spare wheel attached to the tailgate, and a set of different alloys wrapped in fat tires. And if you must know, this is the AMG G 63 variant, as per the side exhaust tips, which features a 577-horsepower 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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