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 |  Feb 09 2012, 7:02 AM

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a funky, but rugged luxury SUV from the German automaker, and it appears that it’ll be in production until at least the year 2020.

Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler has come to an agreement with Magna Steyr to extend the production of its G-Wagen in Graz, Austria and was able to get more favorable conditions along with a better price from Magna. Daimler went so far as to threaten Magna that the company would move production of the G-Class to Hungary but it appears that Magna conceded to Daimler’s wants and production will continue in Austria.

The G-Class was originally designed to be a rugged off-roader and a light military vehicle for the German Army. The plant in Graz began production of the SUV back in 1979 and is currently the longest produced Mercedes-Benz in Daimler’s history. Last year, 7,200 G-Class vehicles were made, and this year the number is set to 8,500. Mercedes hopes to hit an annual production of 10,000 for their G-Wagen.

[Source: Automobilwoche]

 |  Jul 15 2011, 1:25 PM

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ASMA has developed a reputation for doing very special things to cars, mainly ruining them by going way over the top with their styling packages. From their Panamera project to their widebody CL and even the exotic SLR, ASMA has become notorious for accomplishing feats in design that many of us couldn’t even fathom. And always out to satisfy, their release of several color variants of their Mercedes-Benz G-Class almost leaves us speechless.

Almost. As odd as the G-Wagon’s styling is, ASMA has somehow found a way to make it even more absurd and out-of-this-world, especially when presented in outlandish colors such as hot pink. The complete body kit comes with the insane front bumper that would probably look better on a Cayenne, the multi-vented hood, widebody fender extensions, rear lip spoiler and roof spoiler.

The renders show off the available color choices that ASMA is willing to do for both the inside and the out. Truth be told, this is one of their more acceptable packages, but we’re just surprised people actually buy their product.

GALLERY: ASMA Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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