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Has Mercedes-Benz Gone Chinese?

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Is it me, or does the all-new GL look downright cheap and generic? I've seen Chinese imitations that look more authentic than this actual MB design. Everything about it screams dull, plasticky and derivative.

*NOTE: The following images are taken from the official Mercedes-Benz website*.

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I actually think it looks pretty nice.

Which is why you have bad taste... :D:P

Anyways, yeah, lately MB has been putting out some pretty crappy designs that look anything but German. This one and the new S-class especially look like crap. Korean... Chinese... either or, but definitely not German and definitely not expensive looking.

However, MB also put out a design that I really love...

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The new G-class definitely reminds me of a Jeep, especially in the roofline. It is nowhere near as distinctive as the old model, and you can almost guarantee it will not be as longlived as the outgoing version.

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Is it me, or does the all-new GL look downright cheap and generic?  I've seen Chinese imitations that look more authentic than this actual MB design.  Everything about it screams dull, plasticky and derivative.

I agree: the design approaches by the koreans & germans are drawing closer & closer to the exact same thing with each passing year. This minivan thing has more cut & panels lines than a Rubik's Cube and looks like an angry insect. Are those supposed to be exposed screws in that lower front panel??

Awful.

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Yeah, the GL is pretty gross, especially the rear. Have you seen the pic of the S-class they have plastered over the front page? It looks awful!

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Remember when Mercedes-Benz made good-looking cars?

As far as the new G...why does it have tailpipes in front? Oh wait, that's another pointless styling cue to make it tough.

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Remember when Mercedes-Benz made good-looking cars?

Oh yeah! I remember- it lasted about 5-years... and only encompassed certain models... ahh; the good ol' days!

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Actually, as far as I know from the latest info., Mercedes-Benz will not only continue making the G-Class in Austria, but also the ML-, R-, and the GL-Class in the U.S.

In my humble opinion, Mercedes should leave the SUV thing to, get ready for it, Jeep. Ta-dah!

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