This may very well be the most futuristic car that has come out of Mercedes-Benz’ garage – and we’re not saying that’s a bad thing. In fact, this car looks like one that would fit comfortably into a modern, greener world.
In celebration of their new research and development centre in Beijing, Mercdes-Benz unveiled this truly unique concept car.
The design of the G-code Concept was influenced by the trends and tastes of Mercedes’ Chnese – so it is an Asian inspired car through an through. It is smaller than the similar GLA-Class, but still spacious enough to use as a family car.
The car is not yet headed for production, and is for now, only a concept – a wonderful concept that is. However, should Mercedes-Benz decide that they want to manufacture this car, it will most likely be marketed as a competitor for Audi’s upcoming Q1 and the existing Mini Cooper Countryman.
So, let’s get down to business: the insides of the G-Code. (more…)
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