Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2014 MB E-class Comparison
Some of the design elements in the "refresh" could have been on the books for years now, accounting for the similarities you mention, redsox'. But it's also influenced by the fact that the incremental changes also need to be "plug and play" with the platform and sometimes that means, intended or not, the same ideas bubble to the surface. Real divergence remains for the redesign that includes the platform in a few years.
I was looking at a MB at Costco a few weeks ago that was sitting there next to the hot dog stand...remarkably similar, yet still different than my WK2.
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