Long before there ever was a Hummer, Mercedes-Benz took an SUV designed for the military and made it available to the public. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class, originally known as the Gelandewagen, came out in 1979. On the vehicle's 30th anniversary, we looked at a 2009 Mercedes-Benz G550.
Mercedes-Benz designers obviously had better things to do during the 30 years of the G-Class' existence, as they didn't devote any time to revamping the exterior. Its utilitarian purpose is still evident in the boxlike body and large windows. A high roof means plenty of room to stack cargo inside.
But looking … Read more