Look-a-like: Audi A4 Allroad and…


Ever since its design renaissance in the 1990s we’ve gotten used to other carmakers copying Audi’s design ideas, be it the TT’s roofline, the shield grille or LED running lights. Of course, recently it seems that the list of carmakers copying Audi has grown through the addition of… Audi, as the company seems intent to take the “one sausage, different lengths” to new heights, challenged only by Mercedes-Benz. But recently I noticed that the new Audi A4 Allroad is itself very similar to a model from another carmaker…

The Acura MDX. Now, in this case I don’t think it’s such a bad thing, as the rear of the MDX is arguably its most flattering view. That said, I do long for the times of the late 1990s 2nd gen A6 that, in its sedan incarnation at least, had a rear that could not have been mistaken for anything else on the road.

2014-Acura-MDX-rear-three-quarters-08 Acura MDX

  1. Audi Bmw Mercedes, so boring, black grey interiors, so bland always the same, never changes, so conservative, I grew up with the american cars of the 60s and 70s, so many colors, so much nice dashboards, etc.

    1. @8man – I completely agree with you, car design used to have much more swagger back then, but now in an age of minimalist design carmakers want to give their cars a look that won’t offend anyone first and foremost, and interiors that are so under-designed that they almost feel “not there” (think the latest Tesla Model 3)

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