What is this secret car??

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  1. R2D2

    R2D2 MB Club Veteran

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    My lad and I were driving around the M25 when we saw two of these disguised cars. Any ideas??
     
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  2. Shude

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    German plates aside, looks a bit honda-ish to me.
     
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    Yeah, the badge appears to be oval...
     
  4. Adam230K

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    nissan?
     
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    New Toyota Camry... maybe.
     
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    I thought a Honda something but it looks like we don't know. We have emailed the photos to a couple of mags to see if they know.
     
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    Its the new Vectra replacment isnt it?
     
  8. Dieselman

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    It's not an Insignia, it definately looks like a Japanese 3/5 series copy. I'd guess at Honda Accord or Mazda6, or as an outside a Subaru Legacy.
     
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    Judging from the shape of the covered up emblem on the grill, I would say this is a Toyota.
     
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    My guess its either then new Vectra or is it an Infiniti...the new premier car brand from Nissan....but then again its also looking seriously Honda like
     
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    Its a Chevrolet Cruze, check the rear clusters & the lower front grill:

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    Id say those 2 'slats' are fake on the test cars front grill.
     
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    Well done Khz. :bannana:
    When I first saw the frontal shot I thought it looked like a Chevvy badge but then later thought it indeed looked oval.
     
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    Well done that man.

    Chevvy are going up market then if getting confused with Mazda, Honda, Infiniti, etc.
     
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    The front badge was the only thing that made me think it was a chevvy, but the rest of the car threw me.
     
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    But they all have that slightly cheaper look about them - the rear clusters made me have a look at the 'budget' brands.

    (Compared to the German brands that is :D)
     
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    Which is why I thought it might be a BMW...........:devil:
     
  17. Dieselman

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    Only when it's in disguise.
     
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    Well done guys! When does it get launched?
     
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    damn

    i have only just read this and immediatly thought american rubbish
     
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