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The 2018 Mercedes G-Class might look the same, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts

The legendary SUV gets a modern makeover
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16 January 2018 / 11:49IST

If it ain’t broke - and Chris Pratt is happy to pick one as his runaround in Jurassic World - then don’t fix it. This would appear to be Mercedes’ attitude to its iconic G-Wagen 4x4, which despite being nearly 40 years young, looks pretty much the same as it always has. But don’t be fooled! The 2018 G-Class might have a familiarly angular exterior, but hop inside and you’ll find an all-new SUV. Unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, the revamped G is much roomier than its predecessor, and boasts a big dual-touchscreen setup for drive-related assistance functions and infotainment. There’s even a voice assistant on board. With new suspension, improved handling and the imaginatively-named “G-Mode”, which is used in conjunction with the three differential locks, performance is much improved whether you’re on or off road. Oh, and the whole thing is 170kg lighter. 

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