Good news for those who are fans of the iconic G-Class off-roader as Mercedes-Benz has announced the model will not cease to exist even though regulations are getting stricter.

Good news for those who are fans of the iconic G-Class off-roader as Mercedes-Benz has announced the model will not cease to exist even though regulations are getting stricter.

 

In an interview with CarAdvice, Mercedes-Benz's vice-president of product for SUVs and sports cars, Wolf-Dieter Kurz, said the G-Class is here to say and will be available as long as there will be demand. He knows it will be quite tricky for the company to keep it alive as the off-roader will have to meet more stringent regulations regarding safety and emissions, but they are fully committed to make the necessary updates to keep the G-Class on sale.

 

These stricter laws and regulations are the main reasons Land Rover will end production of the classic Defender at the end of this year and Kurz did not hesitate to admit that's good news for Mercedes-Benz by saying "I'm always glad once a competitor leaves the market."

Kurz did not wish to comment about the rumored massive upgrade planned for next year, but did hint that a more comprehensive update is in the works.

 

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