2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 official: Iconic luxury SUV goes high-tech

This is it: the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the latest reinvention of the G Wagon. One of the most recognizable SUVs – indeed, one of the most recognizable vehicles, period – on the road, it may only now be entering its second generation, but that comes after almost forty years in production. Still, finding yourself custodian of an icon can prove to be a double-edged sword. Mess it up – at least, in the eyes of your most loyal fans – and it can be an expensive, legacy destroying mistake.

Mercedes treads carefully, therefore. The 2019 G-Class takes the unmistakable DNA of its predecessor, and refines, polishes, and generally brings it up to date with luxury and gadgetry borrowed from the latest S-Class and E-Class sedans. The result, so the automaker hopes, is a car that spans tradition and technology.

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