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Around the tracks: An off-road version of the Nissan Z and an electric Defender

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

2011-2019 Mercedes-Benz G300 recalled with potential electrical fault

The 2011-2019 Mercedes-Benz G300 has been recalled in Australia, due to a potential fault with electronics in the steering column switch. A total of 2909 examples of the four-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz  are affected locally, and these vehicles were sold between 3 January 2011 and 30 January 2019 (MY2011-2019)...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020 – UPDATE

It's been a big year for automotive in 2020, with the exit of Holden, the cancellation of international motor shows and the Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers are reducing their ranges, discontinuing under-performers and replacing older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

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...

2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class recalled, safety features may not work in a crash

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 155 examples of its 2018-2019 G-Class 463 Series SUVs sold as Mercedes-AMG G63 due to a defect in wiring that operates safety features in the event of a crash. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says a wiring harness may be damaged during regular opening and closing of the front doors...

Electric G-Class coming 'in a few years', says Mercedes-Benz Cars boss

Mercedes-Benz customers will be able to own an electric G-Class in the "next few years", according to Mercedes-Benz Cars CEO and Daimler AG Chairman, Ola Källenius. Speaking with CarAdvice during a conference call in lieu of the cancelled Geneva Motor Show, Mr Källenius said the popularity of the iconic 4x4 has "transcended" the rest of the market in recent years...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: Volkswagen to debut ID...

Mercedes-Benz G-Class EV: Daimler confirms iconic off-roader is going electric

Darcy Foster • Mercedes-Benz has confirmed an electric G-Class is on the horizon, and says there’s a long future ahead for the long-running off-roader. Sascha Pallenberg, head of digital transformation at Daimler, last week confirmed a battery-powered version of the Mercedes-Benz’s iconic off-roader is coming on social media...

2011-18 Mercedes-Benz G-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2011-2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class over concerns the ABS hydraulic unit may be faulty. According to the company, driving over corrugated roadways could make the brake lines in the ABS hydraulic unit crack, creating a brake fluid leak and impeding the car's stopping distance...

Mercedes-Benz G-Class, GLE get 5-star ANCAP ratings

ANCAP has awarded the new-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class and GLE five-star safety ratings in the latest round of scoring, based on tests conducted by sister firm Euro NCAP. While both recorded adult occupant protection scores of at least 90 per cent (90 per cent G-Class, 91 per cent GLE) the GLE managed the highest child occupant protection score recorded to date, with 92 per cent...

Mercedes-Benz G-Class 'Stronger Than Time' Edition revealed

Mercedes-Benz has announced three limited-edition versions of the iconic G-Class off-roader, all wearing Stronger Than Time nomenclature. The first edition celebrates 40 years of the standard G-Class, available in two engine variants – G400d and G500. It's the first time the company's new 3.0-litre inline six turbo-diesel has been available in the G-Class, making 243kW and 700Nm...