Mercedes-Benz discontinues G-Class Cabrio image

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class Cabrio will be discontinued by the German based automaker, with the last examples being currently sold at the company’s dealerships.

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class Cabrio is getting ready to leave the production line. Quoting official sources within the company, the guys at Car and Driver are saying that the drop-top SUV will be discontinued. The good news for the model’s fans is that the five-door body style version of the model will be available until 2019, with the possibility of being extended beyond this point. The last examples of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class Cabrio are being sold as we speak at the company’s dealership network and they are part of a special edition, with extra features, offered as standard.

The Austrian Magna Steyr factory is producing the Mercedes-Benz G-Class model ever since 1979, in both versions, with the long and short wheelbase and once the convertible will be discontinued, the short wheelbase variant of the model will leave the production line too. The motivation behind pulling the plug on the G-Class Cabrio is that the plant needs the capacity for producing the upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabrio. The G-Class is expected to meet its most profitable year yet, in 2013, with the model already surpassing the 2012 sales.