Records are made to be broken: Mercedes-Benz G-Class raises sales ceiling, again


Just last month we celebrated a high watermark of G-Class sales, but the iconic off-roader has again knocked itself out of the park.

James Ward


We were perhaps a little early with the Cristal (apt for a G?), as for the month of June the big ‘Benz has lodged another 161 deliveries, a 56 per cent rise on May and a new sales record.

This takes the annual supply of G-Wagens to 333, just eight short of the 341 deliveries reported by 30 June 2021.

Looking at sales of the big G since mid-2014, it wasn’t until the arrival of the current W464-generation car in late 2018 that sales really took off.

Prior to December 2018, the G-Class sold an average of 50 units per six-month period. From June 2019 onwards, an average of 214 G-Class vehicles have been delivered to customers per half-year.

We’ll keep a track of sales over the next six months, and see if the 2022 full-year result is enough to set another record.

James Ward

James has been part of the digital publishing landscape in Australia since 2002 and has worked within the automotive industry since 2007. He joined CarAdvice in 2013, left in 2017 to work with BMW and then returned at the end of 2019 to spearhead the content direction of Drive.

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