Gelandewagen. Quasi-SUV built by Mercedes-Benz. Originally made for European military forces, demand was so popular that they were offered to the European public, much like the Hummer H1 was in America. Until recently, was only available in comtinental Europe. Currently built in limited quantities. The exterior styling of the vehicle has basically remained unchanged since 1976, but apparently, it performs quite well off-road. Now one of the most popular vehicles with Hip-Hop stars, mainly because of their roominess and relatively expensive price tags.
by EJL April 28, 2004