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Old 21st February 2011, 06:53   #106
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Default Re: Report & Pics: Mercedes launch the G55 AMG (G Wagen) in India at 1.10 Crore Ex Mu

For those who think this white G Wagon is a pimped up Sumo:

"...3. Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon

You might think that the boxy body would attract mostly the younger male celebrities, but it's the up and coming female stars who are seen around driving the Mercedes G-Wagon. Disney starlets seem to be in awe of this car because most of them own one including Ashley Tisdale, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and Brenda Song. Fashionable A-listers Ashley Olsen, Emma Roberts, Hilary Duff and Audrina Patridge were also spotted driving a G-Wagon, and it definitely adds a touch of edginess to their sweet and classy images. Other stars who proudly own a G-Wagon include Britney Spears, Joe Jonas, Nicole Richie, Megan Fox, Kanye West and Joel Madden. One last thing, Arnold Schwarzenegger owns one too...."- Source Celebrity Cars and Celebrity Rides at Celebrity Cars Blog

If its good for arnie it should be good enough for the Khans as well.

BTW for those who think the worst color on the G is white,

There is britney, megane fox and Some other Hollywood celebs. Think its a fav among hollywood dames.

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Default Re: Report & Pics: Mercedes launch the G55 AMG (G Wagen) in India at 1.10 Crore Ex Mu

Good designs will always have imitations, but that does not take anything away from the original. I think, all the comments of G-wagen looking like Sumo / Bolero etc. are because the imitations were doing rounds in India for years, and the original came in only now.

The previous generation Hyundai Sonata was heavily influenced from Jag S-Type, but that does not make the Sonata comparable to the Jag.

In future, if the Mini Cooper is launched in India, its quite possible to have reactions like "the shape looks a bit like Suzuki Swift"

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While Mercedes-Benz continues to make improvements to what is perhaps the most un matched vehicle in the world and now includes G65 AMG which in terms of price goes above even a Ghost. But to come to point do take a look at this video, was performed by Mercedes.

G-class demo

Please understand these are standard cars with no added modifications for the demo.

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Again shows how capable it is, but though i like the AMG versions, i would still go for the base versions with diesel engines that are still in sale in Europe, especially Spain,Italy where you get anything from open top to wagon to pick up version and with a range of engines(both petrol and diesel) and transmissions.
Along with the AMG version, Merc India could also put the 420cdi at around 60-70lacs and see the sales though it's 5 seater and percieved to be 'boxy' and 'dated'.
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