400,000th Mercedes-Benz G-Class rolls out in Austria


That’s right, the Magna Steyr plant in Graz, Austria, has rolled out 400,000th Mercedes-Benz G-Class, which is a dark red/maroonish G 400 d (diesel). The legendary G-Class has been in production since 1979, with the lineup including G 500 4×4² and Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet. The first generation model production ended in late 2017 with the G 65 Final Edition.

The second-generation model made its official debut in January 2018, and has been praised by the media and general public for its much better handling capabilities and of course, for being more technologically advanced. The G 63 based on the second-gen model was revealed a month later, in February 2018.

While it is not yet known whether there’ll be another G 500 4×4² or a new Landaulet based on the second-gen model, there’ll, of course, be an all-electric one, which is inevitable.

At present, the demand far exceeds the production capacity available. And, we’re already writing the next chapter in this success story: we’re electrifying this series so the G will have a zero-emissions future, making our icon future-proof. – Dr. Emmerich Schiller, Head of the Off-Road Vehicles division and CEO of Mercedes-Benz G GmbH, Graz, Austria

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