While many cars can embrace redesigns and updates with abandon, iconic vehicles such as the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG, much like the Porsche 911 needs to tread carefully because loyalists to these famous brands are adamant that the integrity, style and high expectations be met in each new model. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG was able to meet and exceed those expectations with a refresh that is so full of personality that even if you aren’t a Mercedes-Benz fan, you can’t help but drool just a little bit over this new SUV.
The exterior of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG only received a subtle refresh because this model has been such a favorite and it would be pointless to do too much. What was added was turn indicators for the side view mirros, LED running lights and the bumper and twin blade grille are updated to enhance the AMG model.
When you open the door and peak inside is where you notice the most changes in the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG. The center stack and entire dash has been upgraded to fit in more with the Mercedes-Benz family of vehicles in the G build. These G-Class models are built by Steyr-Puch in Graz, Austria and have been a favorite since their first production in 19679. While there is still quite a bit of military toughness to the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG, it has been made more premium with a more civilian steering wheel and instrument cluster.
Things inside are more different, though. Mainly, the entire dash and center stack have been revamped to reflect a more familial look of the company actually commissioning the G’s build. All G-Class units are built by Steyr-Puch in Graz, Austria, and have been since the range’s start of production in 1979. The more civilian steering wheel and instrument cluster are also completely new. All you need to do is sit in one of last year’s Geländewagens and you can see right away that the interior used to be very in keeping with the vehicle’s military reason for being. Today, it’s still pretty hard stuff, but quite a bit more premium.