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Old 09-07-2018, 07:37 AM
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https://www.carscoops.com/2018/09/20...new-spy-shots/

The next G80 testing, and we can already see the nowadays fashionable fastback (but not a hatchback) shape;





The shape does look a bit like a mix between a Lexus LS and an AUdi A7, but generally not bad, even though I think that if a car looks like a hatchback, it should be one.

Anyway, it seems it will have quite a huge grille, and something weird going on with the head lights, and also rather large tail lights.
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:34 AM
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The thing going on w/ the headlights is that Genesis is apparently making good on its promise (I assumed it was more of a threat) to bring the concept SUV's headlights to its production cars. Not a good look, IMHO.

Otherwise, I think the basic shape is nice. I don't mind it remaining a notchback (generally better structural rigidity and noise isolation, no?).

Curiously (but not surprisingly), it is more reminiscent of the Audi Prologue than is... any Audi. Ouch.
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:13 AM
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Otherwise, I think the basic shape is nice. I don't mind it remaining a notchback (generally better structural rigidity and noise isolation, no?).
I think nowadays the difference is not here anymore, at least with proper engineering; At least I can#t tell the difference between an Audi A7 and a regular A6 sedan when driving, and neither in the smaller segments; It's a bit of a different story with wagons and SUVs, as an empty large load bay (and usually open load bay, as few people close the dividers) do make for a bit more echo from the rear when empty, but again you have to listen to hear that. I doubt 99% of users will be able to tell teh differences in NVH and rigidity with nowadays super rigid body structures and well carpeted load areas anyway. Especially not those who like to put super wide negligible side wall tires on their car that rumble anyway...

But yes, it might end up looking "better Audi" than regular AUdis, just as discussed in an other thread yesterday ;)
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:28 AM
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But yes, it might end up looking "better Audi" than regular AUdis, just as discussed in an other thread yesterday ;)
I know, but it seemed topical to this car, and I just couldn't help myself.

Regarding thin sidewalls.... I cannot tell you how annoyed I am at how gigantic wheels have gotten (at least in the US). Why does a Honda Accord or a Mazda 6 need 19" wheels (particularly in the case of the Mazda, b/c the obj roadhandling data is relatively poor)??? Why does a Buick need 20" wheels. Or a Volvo, for that matter. Argh. But now I'm going off topic....
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Excellent shape and stance.
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:07 AM
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Excellent shape and stance.
Whilst I fully agree, weren't you saying "People want a sedan shape" in the Accord thread about these fastback sedans?
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