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2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Will Be Lighter and Wider, but Keeps its Iconic Look

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The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is now 35 years old with very little updates since it was introduced, but some big changes are coming for the 2017 model.

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The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is now 35 years old with very little updates since it was introduced, but some big changes are coming for the 2017 model. It’s being reported that the iconic G-Class SUV is going to be a bit wider to improve its stability and at the same time it will be around 400 pounds lighter.
Thanks to the use of more aluminum the G-Class will be significantly lighter than today’s model and its high speed stability will be better thanks to a body that will be around four inches wider. It’s also going to get a new front suspension.

Related: Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept is a Futuristic G-Class

Last year was the best sales year ever for the G-Class, so Mercedes-Benz is being careful to not stray too far away from the current models iconic styling. So we can expect it to retain its boxy styling, but with a sleeker face. It may also take some styling cues from the Ener-G-Force concept. Inside the interior will be a lot more modern and spacious thanks to the increased width.

Source: Autocar