G-PRO PULLED FROMOZ MARKET

END OF THE LINE FOR G-PRO WAGON AND CAB-CHASSIS IN AUSTRALIA.

WORDS TRISTAN TANCREDI

THE Mercedes-Benz G-Professional wagon and cab-chassis range has run its course in Australia, with the brand’s local arm pulling the model from its line-up.

The G-Pro was built on the older, live-axled W461 platform, but prospective buyers will now have to look at the second-gen G-Class (W463) if they want to own their own Gelandewagen, with M-B Australia currently only offering the V8-powered 430kW/850Nm G63.

Still, there are a few G-Pros residing in dealerships across the country, with Mercedes-Benz Australia’s media relations and production communications manager, Ryan Lewis, telling us that both body styles are still around for the time being, with the majority being in cab-chassis configuration.

When asked of a successor to the G-Pro, Lewis said Mercedes-Benz Australia would be interested.

“There’s nothing to announce regarding a successor on the new platform at this stage,” he said, “but if a new G-Pro is confirmed we would certainly be interested.”