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Old 27th May 2015, 15:36   #16
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Default Re: Reviewing of "Prototype" Cars: A new trend in automotive journalism?

I think this isn't a great idea, because any review is almost inconclusive since the final product may possibly turn out to be different. Sometimes enthusiasts may lose interest with such reviews.

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This is a really good concept - but not new. I believe such a test drive was also arranged in India and Team-BHP was a part of it. I dont remember which Manufacturer / Brand it was but the test cars were camouflaged and they were not allowed to post interior pics.
IIRC LukeSkyWalker was part of the team that test-drove the Safari Storme before the Media drives.

But favourable reviews were not asked for. (Tata doesn't do such stuff.)

Back then itself he told them that (apart from the tailgate hydrolic strut IIRC) Single Din music system & lack of Multi-Info Display was a downer.

When I met the MD of Tata Motors, Karl Slym, & mentioned the same, he said they considered it but were already overdue with the launch since it was in the making for 42 months.

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Yet another prototype/mule driven & this time its the yet to be revealed MERC GLC;

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Even from this short off-road experience, then, there’s enough promise here to suggest that the GLC will be a very credible rival to the X3 and Q5. If anything, it feels a strong enough package to embarrass the GLE (the new name for ML), with as much off-road ability as many buyers will need, a plush enough cabin that’s scarcely any less practical and, one presumes, a tidy saving on purchase and running costs. Merc’s British dealers are about to get their wish, therefore, but quite a few customers could end up considering the GLC a bit of a result too.
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It seems the Skoda Kodiaq SUV has been already reviewed in its 'prototype' form;

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Even in the early pre-production of the test car looks anything solid composed, the materials are noticeably higher quality than previously.
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The Kodiaq is the market launch in spring 2017 with three petrol (125 to 180 hp) and two diesels (150 and 190 hp). The two basic engines get front-wheel drive, with all other wheel is standard. In our test car, the 190-hp turbo diesel with standard 4x4 was built.
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All new upcoming G30 5 series already reviewed;

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