Video: Meet the forefathers of Mercedes G Class

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The Mercedes G Class (or Geländewagen as its popularly known) is an iconic car, uttered in the same breath as the VW Beetle, Fiat 500 and the Mini Cooper. The first G Class hit the roads some 33 years ago and was designed to service in the military.

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The difference between some of the names we’ve mentioned and the G-Class is the latter was not reborn. It continued to be popular in its original form and Mercedes hasn’t been able to pull it out of the market due to a strong opposition.

It replaced the Volkswagen Iltis in the German Army. Mercedes managed to endow the G Class with so much capability that it is now used by 63 military armies worldwide including Nato.

But where did it all began? This video answers everything.

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