The word Australians have coined as ‘ute’ actually stands for ‘utility’ or ‘utility coupe’. Appearing first in Australia in 1934 and then in 1957 in the US as a Ford Ranchero, the Utility Coupe was quite popular in its time.
But what if there was a luxury ute segment. Imagine for a minute what looks like an El Camino but with shiny new paint, aluminum loading rails with a wooden load compartment floor all while being surrounded by alcantara leather and wood trim. Well, here’s what that would look like if the Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe became a ute!
These renderings show a very svelte workhorse with glossy paint, twin exhausts and that desirable Mercedes badge.
To be honest, this sort of car will never be built, but you have to admit, it’s functional and good interesting looking.
Renderings via Autoevolution