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The Drive Five: Aston Martin Vantage and DB11 to go electric, and the other stories you might've missed – 21 July 2021

As we continue toward a single publishing platform, some great news stories are being published on both CarAdvice and Drive. If you're a keen reader of CarAdvice, you might be missing out on some of the unique content we're publishing over on Drive. Here are our favourite stories published on Drive today – but there are plenty more over on the website to enjoy...

2021 Brabus 900 Rocket Edition: Tuned Mercedes-AMG G63 gets bigger engine, upgraded interior and more aero

The 2021 Brabus 900 Rocket Edition – which is an aftermarket tuned version of the already-formidable Mercedes-AMG G63 – has been revealed, with increased engine capacity, more power, new aerodynamic features, and a modified interior. Power comes from a 4.5-litre twin-turbo petrol V8, essentially a bored-out version of the 4.0-litre block in the G63...

Mercedes-Benz EQG: Upcoming electric off-roader imagined

The iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class off-road four-wheel drive will go electric in the coming years, likely wearing the Mercedes-Benz EQG moniker – but what might it look like? These renderings from Instagram user @sugardesign_1 – believed to be an official Alfa Romeo designer, working on the facelifted Giulia sedan due in 2022 – attempt to imagine the new EQG, combining cues from Mercedes-Benz's EQ models with the petrol-powered G-Class's legendary shape...

Mercedes-Benz trademarks EQG name for electric G-Class

Mercedes-Benz has trademarked a set of names with the European Union Intellectual Property Office for the upcoming all-electric variant of its G-Class four-wheel drive. The German manufacturer has now officially registered the nameplates ‘EQG 580’ and ‘EQG 560', as discovered by The Drive...

Mercedes-Benz raises prices for the third time in 13 months

Mercedes-Benz has increased prices across the board, with buyers now having to pay an average of $2341 more than at the start of 2021. The price changes stretched to both Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and Mercedes-AMG performance models this month, while many Mercedes-Benz vans had price increases applied in February – marking the third time the German car company has upped prices in 13 months...

2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class price and specs: Diesel returns, AMG price rise

2021 Mercedes-Benz G 400d brings diesel option to G-Class range New G-Wagon offers proper off-road capabilities G 400d to arrive in July 2021, priced from $233,900 plus on-road costs 2021 Mercedes-AMG G 63 sees $30,665 price increase The 2021 Mercedes-Benz G 400d has been announced, signalling the first diesel G-Class in three years...

Top 10 new cars money can’t buy: The list of vehicles with a long queue

New-car sales have recovered faster than expected in the wake of the pandemic – with demand surging in the last two months of 2020 – which has led to severe stock shortages of some models. After almost a decade of record low prices and sharp drive-away deals the balance of power has shifted in favour of dealers who are scrambling for cars to sell...

Mercedes-AMG recalls C63, G Wagon, and GT S for emissions fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 956 AMG vehicles with Model Years from 2015 to 2018 (MY15-MY18). The problem occurs in Mercedes-AMG C63, G Wagon, and GT S models. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the computer may not function as intended if left sitting for a period of time, resulting in emissions which do not meet regulations...

Mercedes-Benz collaborates to create G-Class art piece for charity

Mercedes-Benz has joined forces with American designer Virgil Abloh to create Project Geländewagen, a contemporary design piece to help raise money for a charity that supports international creative communities. The result, something of a cross between a Hot Wheels car and a sneaker, seeks to showcase the iconic shape of the G-Class, while offering a stripped and simplified representation of luxury...

Mercedes-AMG G63 high-performance SUV recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 337 Mercedes-AMG G63 vehicles with model years 2018 and 2019 (MY18-19), citing a potential fault with the differential locking system. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “sulphur fumes from axle oil may impair an electrical component in the differential locking module, affecting the normal functioning of the differential lock”...

2018-2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 recalled due to child-lock symbol

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 361 examples of its AMG G63 wagon with Model Years from 2018 to 2019 (MY18-MY19) due to an incorrect child safety lock symbol. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the incorrectly embossed symbol "may result in a misinterpretation of the locking status of the child safety lock"...