The G-Class stands like a monument in the early-morning mist in the French Alps, with its unmistakeable silhouette radiating a presence which is surely rare in car design. And after 33 years of history of this model, the G presents itself fitter than ever in La Clusaz, France. The ancestor and founding father of all Mercedes-Benz off-road vehicles leaves no doubt who is the boss of the off-road segment. Only very subtle alterations have been made to the distinctive features of this timeless Mercedes-Benz model. Die LED daytime running lamps and the new exterior mirrors are immediately apparent. They make the G-Class even nicer. They make little difference to the daunting appearance, and that is a good thing too, for there cannot be many models which 33 years on can claim to be loved more than ever by drivers.