Saw Mercedes out testing the Concept Coupe SUV

01rangerxl

Site Donor 2021
Joined
Apr 8, 2006
Messages
10,527
Location
Birmingham, AL
I was driving back from lunch today when I saw what looked like two jacked up sedans in full psychedelic camo with badges covered up. They were unmistakably Mercedes from the front end appearance though. Looking online, it appears to be the Mercedes "Concept Coupe SUV" http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/future/model/model-All_New_Concept_Coupe_SUV Sorry, no pics, but there are many pics online already. This is what I saw... Kind of neat to see a preproduction prototype. Though we have Mercedes, Hyundai, and Honda building cars in the state, it is unusual to see prototypes roaming around in Birmingham. I guess our messed up roads are a good proving ground. It's probably an everyday thing for people in certain parts of MI and Southwestern desert areas, but not around here.
 
Joined
Sep 14, 2010
Messages
7,485
Location
S California
All they had to do was put a Korean looking badge on it, get it real dirty and ad some Baja plates and no one would pay any attention to it at all, well that and some dents and scrapes.
 
Joined
Jan 10, 2008
Messages
4,998
Location
Milwaukee, WI
There's at least a tiny sliver of a chance that the Venza, Crosstour and X6 proved that there wasn't really a market for overweight, uglified and 2 inch taller versions of sedans. But then you look at all the success the Aztek had and you realize that's what people really want: all the weight, handling and fuel economy benefits of an SUV, but with the smaller interior and towing capability of a regular sedan.
 
Joined
Apr 9, 2008
Messages
15,213
Location
Central NY
Originally Posted By: bepperb
There's at least a tiny sliver of a chance that the Venza, Crosstour and X6 proved that there wasn't really a market for overweight, uglified and 2 inch taller versions of sedans. But then you look at all the success the Aztek had and you realize that's what people really want: all the weight, handling and fuel economy benefits of an SUV, but with the smaller interior and towing capability of a regular sedan.
I cringe every time I see a Crosstour or Venza. Why not just go full station wagon!? If Honda made an Accord Wagon, or Toyota made a Camry Wagon ... I'd buy it for sure!
 
Joined
Jan 10, 2008
Messages
4,998
Location
Milwaukee, WI
Originally Posted By: Miller88
Originally Posted By: bepperb
There's at least a tiny sliver of a chance that the Venza, Crosstour and X6 proved that there wasn't really a market for overweight, uglified and 2 inch taller versions of sedans. But then you look at all the success the Aztek had and you realize that's what people really want: all the weight, handling and fuel economy benefits of an SUV, but with the smaller interior and towing capability of a regular sedan.
I cringe every time I see a Crosstour or Venza. Why not just go full station wagon!? If Honda made an Accord Wagon, or Toyota made a Camry Wagon ... I'd buy it for sure!
I heard one time Honda made an Accord wagon, but instead of marketing towards the people who would actually want such a thing (people wanting the fuel economy, handling and value of a sedan with the space of a CUV) they slapped an Acura badge on it and priced it at 35 grand... and nobody bought one. I've never actually seen one, so it might have been an internet hoax.
 
Joined
Jul 22, 2005
Messages
11,654
Location
NorthEast
That was European Accord i.e. Acura TSX wagon and they were making them at least until 2012 but never sold well. Honda stopped making Accord Wagons few generation ago.
 

JHZR2

Staff member
Joined
Dec 14, 2002
Messages
47,050
Location
New Jersey
Originally Posted By: Miller88
Originally Posted By: bepperb
There's at least a tiny sliver of a chance that the Venza, Crosstour and X6 proved that there wasn't really a market for overweight, uglified and 2 inch taller versions of sedans. But then you look at all the success the Aztek had and you realize that's what people really want: all the weight, handling and fuel economy benefits of an SUV, but with the smaller interior and towing capability of a regular sedan.
I cringe every time I see a Crosstour or Venza. Why not just go full station wagon!? If Honda made an Accord Wagon, or Toyota made a Camry Wagon ... I'd buy it for sure!
+1
 
Joined
Dec 30, 2006
Messages
25,961
Location
Dallas,Tx USA
Originally Posted By: bepperb
Originally Posted By: Miller88
Originally Posted By: bepperb
There's at least a tiny sliver of a chance that the Venza, Crosstour and X6 proved that there wasn't really a market for overweight, uglified and 2 inch taller versions of sedans. But then you look at all the success the Aztek had and you realize that's what people really want: all the weight, handling and fuel economy benefits of an SUV, but with the smaller interior and towing capability of a regular sedan.
I cringe every time I see a Crosstour or Venza. Why not just go full station wagon!? If Honda made an Accord Wagon, or Toyota made a Camry Wagon ... I'd buy it for sure!
I heard one time Honda made an Accord wagon, but instead of marketing towards the people who would actually want such a thing (people wanting the fuel economy, handling and value of a sedan with the space of a CUV) they slapped an Acura badge on it and priced it at 35 grand... and nobody bought one. I've never actually seen one, so it might have been an internet hoax.
This? http://autospeed.me/honda-accord-wagon-w...2-honda-accord/ And then I remember these: http://www.stationwagonforums.com/forums/gallery/showimage.php?i=2358
 
Top