Mercedes-Benz is now hiring new engineers. Sources say they will be working on a new foldable roof for its vehicles.
The exciting thing is that the job advertisement is located in the company’s Graz plant in Austria, where Magna Steyr’s G-Class SUV is currently being assembled. This led to speculation that the trident brand is likely to revive the Mercedes-Benz G-Class Cabriolet.
The G-Class Cabrio was already threatened with extinction in 2013. The G500 Final Edition 200 marked the end of its era, which, as the name suggests, was limited to just 200 copies. All units were sold out before the variant even celebrated its world premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Last year, a 2012 G500 The convertible version of the SUV was sold by Mansory at an offer price of 455,800 euros, which at the exchange rates at the time was about 516,696 US dollars. That is almost four times the current G550 SUV in 2021.
In 2017, a lot of people got upset with rumors of the G-Class Cabriolet making a comeback, just about the Mercedes-Maybach G-Class Landaulet. It only had a convertible top for the rear passengers, so it is not considered a convertible.
If the gossip is true, we might finally see a two-door G550 convertible, but it’s also possible it’s just a Landaulet again. We strongly hope for the former, however, as we believe it would add flavor to current G-Class offerings.