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    MB: G-class not facing the scrapheap despite ever-tightening regulations

    Mercedes-Benz says G-Class will soldier on despite more stringent laws
            
                
    Good news for those who are fans of the iconic G-Class
    off-roader as Mercedes-Benz has announced the model will not cease to exist
    even though regulations are getting stricter.

    In an interview with CarAdvice, Mercedes-Benz's
    vice-president of product for SUVs and sports cars, Wolf-Dieter Kurz,
    said the G-Class is here to say and will be available as long as there will be
    demand. He knows it will be quite tricky for the company to keep it alive as
    the off-roader will have to meet more stringent regulations regarding safety
    and emissions, but they are fully committed to make the necessary updates to
    keep the G-Class on sale.

    These stricter laws and regulations are the main reasons
    Land Rover will end production of the classic Defender at the end of this year and Kurz
    did not hesitate to admit that's good news for Mercedes-Benz by saying "I'm
    always glad once a competitor leaves the market."

    Kurz did not wish to comment about the rumored
    massive upgrade planned for next year, but did hint that a more comprehensive
    update is in the works.     
                   
                
                


    Re: MB: G-class not facing the scrapheap despite ever-tightening regulations

    Too bad the Land Rover Defender couldn't escape the axe also...


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550


    Re: MB: G-class not facing the scrapheap despite ever-tightening regulations

    Grant:

    Too bad the Land Rover Defender couldn't escape the axe also...

    +1


    Re: MB: G-class not facing the scrapheap despite ever-tightening regulations

    Grant:

    Too bad the Land Rover Defender couldn't escape the axe also...

    RR has stated that a new defender is in planning... but at least one of the mockups they displayed a couple of years ago was severely trashed by the Defender defenders.... who, no surprise, don't much like change.  To be fair, what they were seeing as concepts seemed to have little link to the Defender history of basic cars you can fix yourself in darkest Africa, but those days are likely gone. 

    On Mercedes though and back OT, interesting that they have a product head who covers SUVs and sports cars... not exactly a logical combination? 


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    2011 Range Rover Sport S/C,  2009 Porsche 911S


    Re: MB: G-class not facing the scrapheap despite ever-tightening regulations

    Yeah, I have seen several photoshops of various designs for the 2019 Defender.  It will be sold in U.S. again for the first time in many years - hope it keeps some of the character of old.

    This place does some interesting mods:

    www.autoblog.com/2015/07/01/xcar-twisteds-land-rover-defender-video/


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550

     


    Re: MB: G-class not facing the scrapheap despite ever-tightening regulations

    Report says Land Rover could prolong Defender production to meet high demand http://www.worldcarfans.com/115071796696/report-says-land-rover-could-prolong-defender-production


     
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