Utility Fetish


It’s the time of year. As soon as the first dusting of hoar frost starts crisping up the puddles and the hills begin sparkling with snow, our minds turns to real mens’ cars – burly, boxy, business like automotive creatures that can inhabit any terrain on the planet.

And in terms of sturdy utility, cars don’t get much more sturdy or useful than Benz G Wagen.

As lifelong Land Rover fetishists, even uttering the letter G seems like a betrayal – but we have to admit that there is a dashing presence to the G Wagen that isn’t present in your average Defender. They are, if you like, a sharp-suited Rommel to the Land Rover’s dowdy Monty.

And just because it’s cold outside it shouldn’t mean that style goes out the window…