Tuesday, 28 June 2016

100 Ugliest Cars

Some time ago I did a post featuring 10 ugly cars, but somehow that never felt quite adequate when you consider the number of design travesties that have come and gone.
So I set myself the task of coming up with a hundred examples of automotive bad taste, and to be honest I think I could easily have found a great deal more. Some countries like China seem to have a disproportionate amount of mingers, whereas others like Germany have mostly managed to avoid turning out cars that make you want to vomit.
Perhaps it's something to do with passion. If you feel strongly about your product and what it represents then you'll make a good job of it, but if you design a car like you'd design a washing machine - function before form - then it's going to show.
For this list I've tried to avoid customs, prototypes and one-offs because that opens up a whole new can of worms - just search for 'ugly modified cars' on Google Images and you'll see what I mean.

Obviously any list like this is going to be subjective and I don't expect others to agree with all my choices, but whether or not you share my disdain for the aesthetic properties of the following vehicles it might at least provoke a little discussion.
So here (in no particular order) is Captain Custard's 100 Ugliest Cars. Enjoy!

 Tatra 603

 Cadillac Escalade

 Chrysler PT Cruiser

 Hyundai Coupe

 Perodua Kelisa

 Lexus SC430

 Reliant Scimitar SS1

 Daihatsu Move

 Scion Hako

 Nissan S-Cargo

 Peel P50

 Ford Edsel

 Ssangyong Korando

 Toyota Celica

 Fiat 600 Multipla

 Tata Nano

 Citroen Ami

 Morgan Aero 8

 Chrysler Neon

 Hyundai i10

 Chevrolet SSR

 Mini Coupe

 Peugeot 3008

 Dacia Duster

 AMC Pacer

 Toyota Tercel

 Toyota Prius

 Aixam 500

 Lotus Europa

 Nissan Micra

 Stutz Blackhawk

 Lancia Ypsilon

 Lamborghini Veneno

 Lamborghini Egoista

 Reliant Robin

 Jeep Cherokee

 Hyundai Atoz

 Citroen C4 Cactus

 Fiat Multipla

 Perodua Kenari

 Lincoln Navigator

 Citroen C1

 Dodge Ram

 Bentley Mulsanne

 Pontiac Aztek

 Ford Scorpio

 Toyota Yaris Verso

 Ssangyong Rodius

 Mitsubishi Mirage

 Renault Twizy

 Lotus Elite

 Corbin Sparrow

 Ssangyong Musso

 Suzuki XC90

 Austin Maestro

 Austin Allegro VandenPlas

 Bertone Mantide

 Daewoo Tacuma


 Mitsuoka Orochi

 Renault Vel Satis
 Suzuki Wagon R

 Dax Kamala

 Skoda Roomster

 Chevrolet HHR

 Lamborghini LM002

 Renault Wind

 Renault Avantime

 Toyota Space Cruiser

 BMW i3

 Talbot Rancho

 Ford RS200

 Nissan 100NX

 Citroen BX

 Ford EcoSport

 Ford Ka

 Fiat X1/9

 Bugatti EB110

 Peugeot 1007

 Pontiac Sunfire

 Pontiac Solstice

 Donkervoort D8


 Subaru Imprezza Sports Wagon

 Suzuki Alto

 Citroen 2CV

 Rolls Royce Phantom

 Peugeot 407 SW

 Toyota FJ

 Jeep Patriot

 Gumpert Apollo

 Panoz Abruzzi

 Ferrari 410 Super America

 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante

 Wartburg 353

 Marcos Mantis

 Vanguard Citicar

 Bond Bug

 Aston Martin Lagonda estate

Subaru Tribeca