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Old 3rd August 2016, 13:14   #1
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It may look pretty much same as the current gen, because Merc doesn't want to spoil an already successful recipe of the G Wagon;

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^ But upon close inspection you'l notice that the new gen has grown a bit wider

The new gen is expected to shed aprox 400 kg of weight which is some serious weight reduction.

The cabin will be more spacious too as it is slightly wider and the design may be borrowed from the new E Class which means it will have a lot of cutting edge features

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The G-wagen keeps showing us how "Old school" keeps being relevant in modern times. I really wish the 80's designs were back.
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Is it just my tired, old eyes, or does the Wheelbase look longer than the current? That wouldn't be as much fun, as the slightly increased width!
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Is it just my tired, old eyes, or does the Wheelbase look longer than the current? That wouldn't be as much fun, as the slightly increased width!
You are correct, though from the pics the wheelbase looks slightly increased too but company haven't mentioned that 'yet', like they have mentioned the increase in width is by 10 cm
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Caught on Video;

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Update;

The upcoming G Class is rumoured to get an independent air suspension set up this time which will enable to alter the ride height in off or on road environments.

Good or a bad thing ? I'd honestly prefer to skip this air suspension bit (knowing how un-reliable they can get)

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Good or a bad thing ? I'd honestly prefer to skip this air suspension bit (knowing how un-reliable they can get)

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Won't the air suspensions reduce the present articulation of G wagon? I admit your point of unreliability of the air bellows.
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Mercedes G 63 4x4^2 pick up spotted ?

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It may look pretty much same as the current gen, because Merc doesn't want to spoil an already successful recipe of the G Wagon;
I guess the designers of Tempo Trax, Toofan and M&M Thar went to the same design school as these GWagen designers .

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I guess the designers of Tempo Trax, Toofan and M&M Thar went to the same design school as these GWagen designers.....
No idea about the M&M guys, but Force Motors UVs are actually based on older Merc 'G' designs. They even use engines derived from Merc's OM6xx series (Force are also Merc's licensed OEM engine builders in India).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force_Motors_Trax

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Chetan I know that, what I meant was that our boys too stick to 50 year old designs (but for different reasons).
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Chetan I know that, what I meant was that our boys too stick to 50 year old designs (but for different reasons).
Old or not, it still looks swell if done right!
The classic G-wagen design is still my favorite UV design by far.

P.S. I've heard more than one non-enthusiast acquaintance comment on the lines 'Merc copied 'our' Trax!'
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