Mercedes-Benz unveiled today the G-Code Concept, a new crossover that is rumored to preview the upcoming sub-GLA crossover. According to the German manufacturer, the new G-Code Concept is 4,100 mm long (317 mm shorter than the GLA), has a width of 1,900 mm (96 mm wider than the GLA) and a height of 1,500 mm (6 mm taller than the GLA).
Regarding the design, the G-Code Concept is the collaboration between company’s design studios located in Germany and China. Just like the other Mercedes-Benz concept the front end is dominated by the well-known Mercedes-Benz star logo, features stylish LED headlights as well as unique design lines.
Depending on the driving mode, the front grille changes its colour in red, blue or purple. At the rear, we find stylish LED taillights and a bumper with integrated air diffuser and exhaust tailpipes. The design is completed by the 21-inch alloy wheels wrapped in high-performance tires.
What’s more interesting is that the concept is finished in a special ‘multi-voltaic’ paint that also acts as a solar cell, which means it is capable to produce electric energy while if the vehicle sits under the sunlight.
Even more interesting is that the paint is able to regenerate electrostatic energy when the vehicle is in motion and the air circulates over the body’s surface.
The futuristic theme is continued at the interior where the concept gets a big display that replaces the controls, stylish air vents as well as a special steering wheel and four individual seats.
Under the hood, the vehicle gets a state-of-the-art turbocharged combustion engine that runs on hydrogen and sends its power to the front wheels, as well as an electric motor that drives the rear axle.