Discussion in 'New MB Models / Vehicles' started by EnI, Nov 30, 2007.
I like that specific rendering from The Welt, nice proportions!
Two different SUVs may be based on the A/B-Class modular front wheel drive architetcure (MFA)?
One sporty, and one more traditional?
The sporty version is rumored to come first?
good cars like it more and more
Auto Motor und Sport render:
That's pleasantly attractive though the comic tail lights that resembes candy must go.
GLK will probably grow in size in the next generation, expected in 2015, and then be based on the larger new W205 C-Class.
It might also see an increase in price. Then an A/B Class based SUV can slot below, and take its place as MB's entry level SUV.
Here's another render of the second, more traditional SUV, also based on the MFA like the GLA. It's not expected before 2015, while the GLA might debut a year earlier. Supposedly called GLG, it will likely be offered with front wheel drive, as well as all wheel drive. It's not yet known whether it comes to the US.
Lol. That looks pretty stupid but also pretty cool. I'd like to see M-B SUV's look more like square/strong SUV's again, and not Mommy-Vans so much. The G Class should be used as the blueprint for the SUV family again, kind of like that render ^^^^.
That looks stupid as the Toyota FJ
Will cute cut it?
For example, the A class is cute. But honestly, a Ford Focus pulled in the lot and it was cute. In fact, I'd say it was as attractive as the A-class if not more. The content is very good in the car. Even the fit and materials are surprisingly nice. And this car sells for about $25k loaded. That's keyless start, nav and more. Is the A-class really going to make an impact in the US market. You have several cars already in this category that offer lots of content for an economy price. The Mercedes brand already screams 'premium $$" to US buyers. So, does a sub compact SUV really fit? Particularly one built off a FWD platform. Again, this segment is already jam packed in the US with vehicles that will be a lot more $$ friendly.
This strategy is building down to the market.
It has worked for Nissan and their Juke. It does nothing new for utility or car dynamics but its quirky appeal has attracted a hard-to-get cachet of buyers.
Yes, it works for Nissan, and it works for Honda, because it already fits their demographic. Is that the target Mercedes should be shooting for? Also keep in mind that these 'cute' cars that it works for are going to be priced significantly less than the A-class.
For an M-B, "simply cute" is blasphemy toward all that the brand was built on and stands for.
MB Passion doesn't confirm the latest GLG SUV rumor, and warns it might just be an Autobild speculation.
Hahahah GREAT! I love that slogan from now ;D
added translated Autozeitung quote below.