AMG’s future picks up

AMG’s future plans could also expand to include the new Mercedes ute, due to land in Oz in 2018.

AMG boss Tobias Moers revealed Affalterbach is considering fettling a more hardcore variant of the ute, expected to be called the Mercedes- Benz GLT. Pitched as a rival to Toyota’s Hilux and the Ford Ranger, the GLT will share underpinnings with the D23 Nissan Navara.

Don’t hold your breath for an AMG-tuned V8-powered GLT, though. Moers said AMG’s involvement is likely to be cosmetic: “It won’t be a proper AMG car,” he said.