G-Class or G-Wagen(as it was called from 1979 to 1994), short for Gelände wagen(or cross-country vehicle), is a four-wheel drive vehicle /sport utility vehicle(SUV) produced by Steyr-Puch (nowMagna Steyr) in Austria for German auto maker Mercedes-Benz. The G-wagen is characterized by its boxy styling and body-on-frame construction. It uses three fully locking differentials, one of the few vehicles to have such a feature.
Despite the introduction of an intended replacement, the uni body crossover SUV Mercedes-Benz GL-Classin 2006, the
G-Class is still in production and is the longest produced Mercedes-Benz in
Daimler's history, with a span of 32 years.
The G-class was developed as a
military vehicle from a suggestion by the Shaho fIran(at the time a great shareholder) to Mercedes and offered as a civilian version in 1979. The G-class replaced the
cheaper Volkswagen Iltisin 1990. In this role it is
sometimes referred to as the "Wolf" and LAPV Enok. The
G-Class has been sold under the Puch name in certain markets, and the Peugeot P4is a variant made under license, with a Peugeot engine and different