The swarm of compact crossovers may have stolen the show, but the Auto Expo in India played host to at least one SUV for the ridiculously rich.
It’s called the Mercedes M Guard and as you’ve probably guessed from the name, it’s an armoured version of Merc’s beloved SUV.
The M guard features an uprated suspension to cope with the added weight. The 4,7-litre, naturally aspirated V8 under the bonnet provides 300kW, which is enough to accelerate this heavyweight to 100km/h in under seven seconds. That should be more than enough to outrun most villainous vehicles.
With its VR$ ballistic protection levels, it can resist handguns up to a .44 Magnum caliber.
Unfortunately, this model will only be made available in India.