The rumours about Mercedes-Benz building a G-Class bakkie appear to be true — it’s been spotted testing in the snow.
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The spy shots appear to suggest that the bakkie on the cards is a double cab G500 4x4. It also appears to ride on a longer wheelbase than the standard G-Class. The bakkie section is well hidden in the shots by a ‘tent canopy’ but it’s expected to look much like the rear of the 6x6 model Merc built in limited numbers.
The ride height looks to be raised quite substantially and requires a running board on the driver’s side (left) to ease access to the cockpit.
With the G63 6x6 proving to be a sought-after model, Mercedes-Benz seems intent on producing a more mainstream bakkie version of the G-Class. It could even be production ready in 2017.