Designed by Mercedes's design houses in China and Germany.
Mercedes-Benz today revealed the G-Code compact SUV concept that will be presented at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. The G-Code essentially previews an all-new sub-GLA compact SUV from the brand that will rival the likes of the Audi Q1 (confirmed for a 2016 launch) and the BMW 1 Series Sport Cross which is reported to come later this decade.
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The G-Code concept measures 4,100 mm in length, 1,900 mm in width and 1,500 mm in height. This makes it 317 mm shorter, 96 mm wider and 6 mm taller than the GLA which is currently Merc's entry-level crossover model.
The concept was designed by Mercedes-Benz's design studios in China and Germany. Gorden Wagener, Mercedes-Benz's head of design states that the G-Code's design inspiration is "the modern lifestyle of the younger Asian society".
The G-Code is powered by a turbocharged engine that runs on hydrogen and is assisted by an electric motor that drives the rear wheels. A dual-clutch transmission and an electric propshaft transfer the drive to the wheels.
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Further details will be announced later this month. The press release has more quotes on the design of the G-Code.
Mercedes G-Code - Press Release
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