The old brush guard protected nothing, it only damaged everything more in impacts. They are pretty much illegal in the old configuration as per future pedestrian safety rules, so this one is about as good as its gonna get. I am surprised to see them on the new G500 at all. It will be interesting to see what markets get what as that is not totally confirmed.
i like the new G-wagon. i'll like it more once someone sticks some portal axles on it. But i dont like that brush guard at all. at least the mounts are there so you can get some aftermarket stuff for it.
Still struggling with the looks. Looking awfully chunky, especially in white. Don't like the flares and rear bumper. Flares should be flush with the outside of the wheel. Looks stupid from behind....in my humble opinion.