Mercedes-Benz G-Class gets new equipment and more
KUALA LUMPUR: The G-Class is one of the most iconic vehicles in the Mercedes lineup, and it has been in production for the last 40 years. The current version was introduced two years ago, and now it has received, what we can say is a ‘technical’ update.
The German automaker announced that starting September, the standard specs list of the G-Class will under-go change; it’ll become bigger! Besides, new personalized options will also be on offer via the G manufaktur program. New exterior colour options and equipment kit are part of the recent upgrade. However, one of the biggest revisions done is removing configuration restrictions from the G400D.
The G400 is powered by an in-line 6-CYL diesel mill that propels 330 hp of maximum power and a peak torque of 700 Nm. Part of the model functional enhancements is a new Desert Drive Program that provides maximum traction on sand. Also, Parking Package with a reverse camera is now part of the G-Class standard feature list.
As for the personalization options is the Night Package, it is now available without the Stainless Steel and AMG Line package. It includes the following features -
- Heat-insulating dark-tinted glass
- Outside mirror housings
- Radiator grille
- Dark in turn signal lamp, reversing lamps, and headlamps
Note, for customers going for matte mango paint finish can opt for Night Package Mango with the add-on parts in night black mango.
Next up is a Stainless Steel Package that adds various stainless steel trims to the vehicle. The windscreen cockpit and frameless inside rearview mirror that was earlier part of the Leather Package are now standard fitments.
A new package called the Urban Guard Vehicle Protection adds several alarm systems and GPS powered stolen vehicle locator.
As the Mercedes-Benz is assembled only at the company’s Austria’s plant, these upgrades are likely to be introduced in the local market first.