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Mercedes-Benz Reportedly Working on A-Class Based Mini G-Wagen

New Model Would Bring Rugged Styling to the Masses

Edward A. SanchezSep 16, 2012
Despite styling that dates back to the late 1970s, and had barely changed since, the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen has plenty of fans. Although the G-Wagen has changed little on the outside, Mercedes has kept its brick-like SUV fresh with powertrain and interior trim and technology updates that mirror those of the rest of its lineup. Due to its six-figure pricetag, however, most admirers of the G-Class can only admire it from afar. But according to a report from Automobile magazine, Mercedes is looking to bring G-Wagen-like styling to a smaller, more affordable model.
Automobile is reporting that an SUV model slotting below the GLK could make its way over, utilizing the A-Class' transverse platform. The 'GLG', as it's believed the new model would be called, would have angular styling characteristic of the G-Class. Although the G-Class has three locking differentials, a low range, and front and rear solid axles, the GLG would have an all-wheel-drive system with electronic traction and stability aids to give it some level of off-road ability.
Also unlike the fullsize G, which comes exclusively with V-8 powerplants in the U.S. the GLG would likely have an all four-cylinder engine lineup, like the A-Class. For more information on the rumored baby Benz ute, and conceptual renderings of its possible design, click over to Automobile for all the details.
Source: Automobile

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