Originally Posted by FFTeam
Your right Ben they look nothing alike
Although there is only so much a box can be differentiated with the same basic platform dimensions.
The Hatch looks different than the estate. The better representation would have been
There isn't that much you can do to differentiate the same basic shapes without it making minor differences.
However they both are evolutions of the older cars not carbon copies of the new ones.
In engineering terms the Top hats are not identical, and probably were not even remotely designed by the same people, even if they roughly look similar due to both being three box designs. However in detail they don't look that much alike to me. I own the MK3, but I'd have liked to see the estate available here, but they said there was no market for it.
They wanted to sell the escape instead.
The core of the unibody looks very closely related as they are using many of the same exact parts and are based on the exact same unibody architecture. There are only so many ways to skin this cat around the same hard points.
So yes they look similar, but they weren't designed at the same time by the same people to be identical.