Carlex Design is proud to introduce its latest project based on the rather unpopular Mercedes-Benz R-Class.

Carlex Design is proud to introduce its latest project based on the rather unpopular Mercedes-Benz R-Class.

You would be tempted to believe the R-Class is no longer available, but the model is still being made by AM General in Indiana exclusively for China. Now, the interior specialists at Carlex Design have received an order from an R-Class owner to freshen up the cabin of his minivan/crossover. Given the car’s all-black exterior look, it’s no wonder the client wanted a dark theme for the interior where there’s now a lovely two-tone upholstery made from leather and Alcantara.

It has hippopotamus nubuck leather accents obtained “from non-endangered species and were purchased only from legal sources.” The pillars and headliner are now covered in suede, while the steering wheel is wrapped in Alcantara and leather with a touch of wood on the upper half. A similar wood trim is noticeable on the center console and the dashboard where we find the “Carlex Handcrafted” lettering.

All in all, Carlex Design has created a really cozy atmosphere inside this R-Class and the quality of craftsmanship seems to be stellar as usual.

As a side note, the R-Class could actually receive a second generation as Mercedes-Benz is toying around with the idea of an all-new global model. However, even if green-lighted for production, chances are we won’t see it until the end of the decade.

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