Originally Posted by ocn75
Not ugly, but an underwhelming and lazy effort all round. And unfortunately, the C- class looks far better, and far more modern and desirable.
I despised the C Class when it came out, but it has grown on me a lot so much so that I now realize that stylistically it obliterates the competition.
VWAG definitely has a lack of sense when it comes to style.
The American Passat isn't ugly, just deadly dull, but the all new Euro Passat shares most of the same cues and doesn't move the excitement meter much more.
The stand still styling at Audi is perplexing. The TT sales were deader than dead suggesting a massive styling shift was in order, but nope new TT identical to old TT.
The A4 in NA has nowhere near the sales volume of the 3 Series or the C Class and this stand still design will ensure that the gap will continue.
If Jaguar and Alfa Romeo promote aggressively and do some sweet leases, they could target the A4 and do serious sales damage.
All someone would have to do is throw the current A4 and the new one into a commercial and note the lack of styling imagination and then suggest Jaguar or Alfa.