Almost no other model is revered quite as much as the G-Class, which has been driven across all types of terrain since 1979 with scarcely a change to its appearance. Mercedes-Benz is now venturing to do the seemingly impossible: reinvent the G-Class while remaining true to the original. It is still an authentic “G”, yet modern and innovative. The new G-Class very much resembles the old model at first glance, though very few parts on its exterior have been adopted from its predecessor, apart from the door handles, headlight washer casings and spare tyre cover. The vehicle is five centimetres longer and 13 centimetres wider, and its wheel housings and bumpers are integrated more closely into the body. The combination between the even sturdier ladder frame, the low-range gear reduction and the three fully differential locks allows the G-Class to handle gravel and 70-centimetre deep water more agilely than ever.