Wald International is one of our favorite Japanese customizers/tuners. The last few years have been all about luxury brands like Lexus and Rolls-Royce for them. But after the Suzuki Jimny came out, they’ve gone into a lifted 4×4 frenzy and it shows with this G-Class monster truck.
In 2019, they turned the little Jimny into a G-Class impersonator, but after that, they spent a whole year developing body kits for the actual G from Mercedes. At first glance, it looks just like the G63 that Kim K drives, only with a suspension lift. It’s got the right grille design for that, but the proportions seem slightly off. Just one quick glance at the mirror will set you straight: it’s probably an older model G-Class, maybe even the G550 4×4 Squared.
In the body kit department, Wald installed a new bumper, vented out the hood, and fitted triple exhausts (for both sides). The available fender extensions are also cool, but we just can’t get over this front end and how it tricks you into thinking it’s the new G-Class. Every W463 is going to want that nose job.
There are several big differences between the old G-Class and the one they introduced in 2018. The SUV became wider and received more modern suspensions. It’s also lighter, and the new 4-liter V8s are powerful. Still, an old G63 with the 5.5-liter has wonderful character.