Mercedes Benz says that one of its newest concepts, the Sports Utility Coupe (SUC), could be a fantastic car for town, country and future evolutions by the marque.
The brand unveiled a study on the SUC, known as the G-code concept vehicle, in time for the opening of the new Product Engineering Centre in Beijing on November 4th. Here, Mercedes Benz will be designing models and mobility concepts that encompass local cultures and trends.
As an example of this strategy, the G-Code concept has been unveiled. According to Mercedes Benz “it interprets the current design idiom of sensual purity from the perspective of the Mercedes-Benz advanced designers in Beijing and Sindelfingen [the main design studio]”.
Head of design at Daimler AG Gordon Wagener said: “The G-Code is both beautiful and intelligent, and interprets our typical Mercedes Coupé design idiom.”
The car was designed with the huge cities of Asia in mind. This is why it is compact in size and comes with extensive assistance, camera systems and a variable plug-in hybrid drive system with long electric operating range.
What’s more, it is designed to look like a coupe but with sporty proportions. It has electronic all-wheel drive technology with “digital prop shaft” so that the set up is sporty and energy efficient on and off the road.
The SUC is a 2+2 seater and measures about 4.1 metres in length, 1.5 metres in height and 1.9 metres in width. It has counter-opening doors, muscular wheel arches and the cabin has no A-pillars so that the glass is continuous.
What gives the car its SUV-like traits is its short front and rear overhangs, high ground clearance and front and rear aluminium underride guard.
Designers have made the grille reminiscent of something from science fiction. Behind the trademark logo and two chrome louvres is a continuous display.
To cool the engine, there are various apertures in the side and at the bottom of the front of the car.
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