The outgoing one is older than most of Top Gear’s staff
The outgoing G-Class is 38 years old. Add another seven to that if you include the development time, and consider the fact car years are like dog ones, and it’s certifiably ancient. That’s obvious to anyone who’s ever driven one, but still it sells. It’s an enigma on that front, with sales growing at a tremendous rate over the past decade. Enough, indeed, to have the suits in Stuttgart - who have something of a soft-soft for their boxy, utilitarian, and, let’s face it, profitable, G-Class - to decide to invest in a new one.