Debut in spring 1979.
The present G-Class has been around since 1979. Evidence enough of the importance attached to tradition at Mercedes-Benz. But also to innovation, because technically this off-road classic has always been kept up-to-date without losing its four-square external appearance. “Any village blacksmith must be able to make a replacement body panel from just a sheet of metal,” was the stipulation by Arthur Mischke, the responsible director for commercial vehicle development at that time. Never has a utilitarian approach proved more long-lived.