If you think that the Mercedes-Benz GLA was the most compact crossover that the car maker would ever introduce then you have definitely underestimated the German manufacturer. Mercedes-Benz has taken off the curtain from a brand new concept named G-Code. This concept crossover would be placed in the slot below the recently introduced Mercedes GLA.
In terms of dimensions, the presented concept is about 4100mm long which makes it 317mm shorter than the GLA. However, Mercedes has kept it nearly 96mm wider and 6mm taller than the GLA. A production version based on the G-Code concept is likely to go against Audi Q1. The Mercedes-Benz G-Code concept will be seen at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
At the heart of the G-Code concept will be a hydrogen engine which will be clubbed to an electric motor. Mercedes-Benz has said that the G-Code concept is powered by a state-of-the-art turbocharged combustion engine that runs on hydrogen along with an electric motor that drives the rear axle. This means that the G-Code concept will be a four-wheel drive car.
In terms of equipments, the G-Code concept gets LED headlights and tail lamps, a twin slat grille that gets backlit in three distinct colors: red, blue or purple depending on the driving mode, cameras installed on retractable holders that act as rear view mirrors and 21-inch wheels.
On the inside, the Mercedes-Benz G-Code receives a futuristic design with a steering wheel that looks like it has been pulled off from an F1 car, pedals and head up display, that automatically extend from their rest positions when its ignition is triggered via smart phone. The G-Code also receives 3D body scanners that allow automatic adjustment of seats to suit the occupants of the car and also provides massage, heating and cooling functions.
The G-Code showcases how the future compact crossovers and SUVs from Mercedes-Benz may look like.
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