The recent reveal of Mercedes-Benz’s new G-Code Vision has left a few designers and analysts questioning the design of the baby crossover concept.
Though we admire Boulay a great deal and value the work he’s done building Mercedes-Benz’s recently closed advanced design studio in Tokyo, Japan (where the G-Code’s interior was conceived — one of the last projects undertaken by the Japanese team before the studio was shut down) the G-Code isn’t resounding well with designers and critics on the Web.
Our friend Drew Smith, Director of Consulting at international consulting firm Seren and current owner of a W140 S-Class was appalled at the overall design of the
G-Spot G-Code that he took to Twitter to vent his frustrations.
Holy moly, Mercedes, WTF! That roof crown! Those headlamps! The sill/light catcher! The valance! The shutlines! #ARGH pic.twitter.com/rkrztmvj3G
— Drew Smith (@drewpasmith) November 3, 2014
Jonathan Kershaw, PhD research student at Coventry University chimed in:
@Samliv @drewpasmith Just awful. — Jonathan Kershaw (@jeckythump) November 3, 2014
To which our friend, director of Car Design Research Sam Livingstone, responded:
@jeckythump @drewpasmith I not awful so much as just so unmercedes? Like the macdonalds arches going pointy or the Nike swoosh going squarey
— Sam Livingstone (@Samliv) November 3, 2014
And CDR’s Research Lead, Joe Simpson, added this today:
Just noticed the Mercedes Vision G-Code Concept. What. The. Actual. Fuck? pic.twitter.com/qwOMHQb7d4 — Joseph Simpson (@JoeSimpson) November 4, 2014
It seems the people have spoken…