After ten years away from Mercedes-Benz’s biggest right hand drive market, the G-Class is set to return to UK roads in the autumn.
The Land Rover rival, first launched in 1979, will be offered in right hand drive and with high standard specification, but will be sold only from Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands, the UK's flagship manufacturer-owned showroom.
Customers can choose between the £79,975 G350 CDI which produces 221 hp and returns 25.7 mpg, or the range topping supercharged G55 AMG KOMPRESSOR, which produces 500 hp and reaches 0-62 mph in 5.5 seconds and costs £114,975.
A commercial vehicle version, the G300 CDI Professional, will also be offered from £57,975.
Dermot Kelly, Mercedes-Benz Cars managing director, said: “Despite G-Class being the longest-serving passenger car series in the history of Mercedes-Benz, we are delighted to welcome it as a ‘new model’ in right hand drive for UK customers.
"The long wheelbase version in particular blends style, technology, practicality, impeccable build quality and unbeatable off-road credentials in a shape that is as seductive today as it was when originally launched”.
Both the G 350 CDI and the G 55 AMG will feature a wealth of standard equipment including: Automatic climate control; automatic transmission, with high and low gear ratios; Bi-Xenon headlamps, heated seats with memory, leather upholstery (including the dashboard) as well as COMAND, a reverse parking aid and a Harman Kardon Logic 7 Sound system.
As well as the standard equipment that features on many Mercedes-Benz road cars, constant innovation in the G-Class range offers high-performance driving dynamics, but, also supreme off road ability, says Mercedes. ESP® and 4ETS both ensure maximum traction, handling and stability on any terrain and the 100 per cent locking differentials, permanent all-wheel drive and off-road ratios prove their worth off the beaten track.