15. Mercedes G-Class
Conceived as a military vehicle, the G-Class went a long way from a barebones off-road vehicle to a luxury SUV delivering 563 HP with its 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8. The proof of its evolution is still its boxy design, rugged mechanics and stance, but everything else is modern and luxurious. Mercedes unveiled it in 1979.
The G-Class was a dependable military transport long before they transformed it into a comfy luxury SUV. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, the G-Class lost its off-road capabilities. And sadly, it became nothing more than a status symbol for millennials.