The new 2013 Mercedes-Benz G class delivers exactly what its buyers demand
Most people would assume that the sport utility vehicle with the most cache as an urban transport for the rich and famous is a swoopy, sporty looking, low-slung model. Most people would be mistaken. The ultra-SUV for the Grammy winning set is not sporty looking at all. In fact, it goes to great lengths to retain its boxy shape. The most exclusive luxo-ute is the Mercedes-Benz G-class and it is thoroughly updated for model year 2013.
Hip To Be Square
The G in G-Class stands for Gelaendewagen, which roughly translates to “it’s hip to be square.” The G is an icon and it boasts the credibility of being traced back to a quasi-military vehicle. Although it looks like it is made from prison cafeteria trays held together with cartoon bolts outside, inside it is as plush as any other tall wagon that starts at an MSRP north of $100K. What makes the G so cool is that it is so not cool – in a good way. Sure a Jeep wrangler or a Toyota FJ Cruiser is as capable off-road for literally a quarter of the price, but let’s face it, the G is going to dinner in the snow at Aspen, or from home in Brentwood to a trendy LA club.