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Old 03-01-2016, 02:02 PM
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Well, there's the facelifted interior for the A3, folks.

Otherwise...oh dear. I'll agree it does look better in those other pics with a blacked out grille and C-pillar, but still not decent by any means.
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Who signed off on this?

I honestly would have loved to have been there when the designers and head honchos said, yes this is it, build it, even the ugly rear pillar? Especially the ugly rear pillar!

Perhaps this is the one time when Audi should have released a concept with similar design styling to gauge the reception.
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Who signed off on this?

I honestly would have loved to have been there when the designers and head honchos said, yes this is it, build it, even the ugly rear pillar? Especially the ugly rear pillar!

Perhaps this is the one time when Audi should have released a concept with similar design styling to gauge the reception.
I think it will sell nevertheless thanks to the badge snobbery in many European markets, and prove you can build anything and sell as long as the badge is right.
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Old 03-01-2016, 05:50 PM
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Looks half decent in this pic / color combo:

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It already looks outdated in addition to being numb. And what is it everybody copied the floating rood trend? If Toyota (or some other Japanese) restarted it, it does not mean everyone should do it!
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C-pillar looks worse (in either color) in live shots:





http://www.carscoops.com/2016/03/aud...r-finally.html
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The silver rear pillar is nasty. The Google translation of the Auto Bild page is calling them blades, like the side panels on the R8. Umm, no.
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The silver rear pillar is nasty. The Google translation of the Auto Bild page is calling them blades, like the side panels on the R8. Umm, no.
Let's take the WORST feature of the first R8 and make is UGLIER. First, we've been suffering through "meet the new Audi...same as the old Audi" styling then we get new Audi styling that makes us wish they had stayed with with played out styling language. This is epic terrible.
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First, we've been suffering through "meet the new Audi...same as the old Audi" styling then we get new Audi styling that makes us wish they had stayed with with played out styling language. This is epic terrible.
This sums it up perfectly. When you think this is the latest design of a company that made the late Audi 100s, 80s, the first A4 & TT and still has an A7 or A5, it is really a sad development. (and looking at the new A4 or Q7 improves the whole situation little)

Btw., I remeber now where I have seen that boxy mes sof lines on a small CUV:



Teh Ssangyong TIvoli. You know there is something wrong if an Audi is mentioned in the same sentence as a Ssang Yong

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I saw a Q7 tonight (in motion). It looks significantly better than the first-gen, although I thought the first gen was pretty ugly (too big, too puffy). The current gen looks significantly tightened up, although I think I'd rather have a XC90.

This Q2 is... odd. The dimensions are the same as the Golf, except for height (3-in difference). Couldn't they just have created a Golf All Road and called it a day? The silhouette looks very reminiscent of hte Mazda CX-3, except I think I prefer the motion-sickness inducing curves of the CX-3 to whatever that ridicluous looking blade is. It's really very amateurish. Why not buy a Tiguan instead? Or a Golf Sportwagen Alltrek?

The interior, though, look pretty good. Aside from the painted panels (where they trying to get rid of VW Beetle parts?), I actually prefer it to the A3.
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