Just another attempt in rendering a B-segment Mercedes-Benz premium mini. I rendered these by clothing the Renault Clio with body of Mercedes-Benz GLA. After I’ve completed these, I read in Autocar (25 November issue) that Mercedes-Benz has no plans to make a model smaller than today’s A-Class. View my other poor mini Mercedes attempt here.
The new Clio is very well-designed. It has the potential to be a good looking sedan too. But I doubt Renault will consider such variant.
Here’s the Clio variant Renault has decided not to make. This is because Renault believes the 3-door Clio will rob sales of its Twingo range. A pity isn’t it?
Quite a disappointment huh? My not so successful attempt in facelifting the Wind with new Clio’s fascia.
Comparing the official new Hyundai ix20 (left images) to my Matrix renderings (right images), I dare say I was correct back in September 2009, to have predicted the new Matrix will just be the Kia Venga with new front and rear designs. Hyundai has usually been less enthusiastic when designing and/or facelifting the MPV range.