It sounded like a great idea at the time: take some European off-road vehicles into the Australian Outback and have them make the first crossing of the historic, 1,900-mile (1,187-km) Canning Stock Route by a manufacturer. The trek was delayed while Mercedes-Benz rushed parts to the expedition after six of its stock G-Class SUVs broke down during the attempt to tout the model’s off-road credentials. Melbourne’s The Age newspaper reported 14 people, including two Mercedes technicians, ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Printer-friendly" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!


For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
Amber McLincha by email: amclincha@wardsauto.com or phone: (248) 799-2622
 

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.