In the spirit of Hungry for Adventure, Mercedes-Benz has previously taken their premium SUV range on numerous road trips that brilliantly showcase the excellence of its driving comfort, dynamic handling and superior utility. Kicking off the year with their first tour was a trip from Semarang to Yogyakarta in Central Java, Indonesia.
The first stop, Semarang, is a busy administrative and trading city with most offices, business centers and industrial estates concentrated in the low lands. On the hills sit houses with beautiful gardens and incredible views of the town and the sea. Closer to the ocean harbor are buildings dating back to the Dutch colonial era and to the time of the Dutch East Indies Company.
Next on the list was the island of Java in Indonesia – Yogyakarta. As the only Indonesian royal city still ruled by a monarchy, Yogyakarta is regarded as an important centre for classical Javanese fine arts and culture such as ballet, batik textiles, drama, literature, music, poetry, silversmithing, visual arts and wayang puppetry.
Other attractions visited during the tour included Borobudur, the biggest Buddhist temple built in the ninth century located in Magelang, 90km southeast of Semarang, and Jomblang Cave. The cave with its pillar of light, illuminates the beautiful stones and showcases the depth of the cave, making it a wondrous site for pictures. The magnificent temple Borobudur is the one of the best-preserved ancient monuments in Indonesia and stands majestically on a hilltop overlooking lush green fields and distant hills.
40 years ago, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class started a segment that successfully laid foundation for an extensive SUV portfolio, catering to the unique lifestyles and adventurous demands of its customers. “In the 40th anniversary year of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, we can proudly say that we offer the widest range of premium SUVs. As the number one premium automotive brand, we are proud to continue providing a class-leading range of automobiles for adventure seekers by defining new benchmarks and breaking conventions. Each of the exceptional models in the premium SUV range by Mercedes-Benz presents a unique and exciting lifestyle proposition, allowing them to make the best of every ground,” says Mark Raine, Vice President, Sales & Marketing Passenger Cars, MercedesBenz Malaysia.