The car has long ceased to be just a vehicle. Nowadays a person gives him enough of his attention, perceiving as a confirmation of status, a design object, a means of self-expression and even a worldview.
The icon of style succeeds in a rare model of cars, but getting into the ugliest rating is quite easy, which is confirmed by the list compiled by the British Daily Telegraph. As a result, people often do not admire cars, but simply laugh at their forms.
Readers of the mentioned British newspaper were able to allocate as many as 100 most ugly cars in history. In all, about 300 different models were mentioned.
The global rating and does not pretend to be absolutely fair, the more Russians probably would like to add to it something from the creations of the domestic automotive industry. The main thing that the British were oriented on – the car should have been unlike others or have some unusual detail. It is so characteristic of a conservative nation – to ridicule everything unique.
The whole problem is that in Britain it will be difficult to find a parking space for such a huge car. Sometimes it seems that its main purpose is to keep another car in its trunk. However, Russians can not understand the finicky Englishmen, because we still have “Size matters.” Full-size SUV meanwhile is designed yet for traffic on the asphalt.
The British are skeptical of their own cars of the 70’s and 80’s. The most embarrassing of them is just the Triumph TR7, manufactured from 1974 to 1981. Outwardly it is the most usual sport car, unusual in appearance is only vyshtampovka on sidewall. Although on modern models this occurs quite often, Triumph clearly does not need it.
And to this model of domestic industry, the British simply have personal dislike. For most, nothing special in the usual for its time, the sedan is not. It seems to us that there is simply nothing to love or hate this ordinary car. The British have their own opinion, especially since the car is just a modified version of the predecessor, Morris Marina. The car was manufactured from 1980 to 1984, but gained its second birth in China in 1998-1999.
The first impression is a hamster on wheels. In the Russian outback, this design may seem “cosmic”. So much difference with their relatives “Zhiguli”. For our citizens, it’s probably not a hamster, but some kind of flying saucer. This first serious representative of mikrolitrazhnyh auto, nevertheless holds 4 people. The first generation existed for 12 whole years.
Let this modern family hatchback and has excellent handling, but the manufacturer could not really work with the design. In the end, it turned out the first, perhaps, BMW, which is popular with all women and makes men turn his nose at him. The design is completely devoid of aggression, which is surprising for the fans of the brand.
Chrysler PT Cruiser.
In the final list of 300 cars, there were several samples from the 30s that received votes for the absurdity. The same machine is not an old model at all, but a parody of it. However, an awkward parody can be an example of an excellent rebirth. As a result, there are a lot of fan clubs of this car in the USA, which tries to beat the old proportions and details in a modern style. Initially, the car was supposed to produce Plymouth, the abbreviation PT itself echoes the ruler of this manufacturer of the 30s.
Austin Princess / Ambassador.
Explanatory explanation of why the British suddenly did not like Austin – no. Perhaps the reason lies in the inexplicable renaming of the car – slightly change the face changed from “Princess” to “Ambassador”.
Not everyone believes that the car on 20-inch wheels looks stylish.The English Daily Telegraph believes that such a machine will ideally look either in the desert, its original habitat, or even under pressure. However, it is necessary to recognize the work of designers in the framework of the task assigned to them. In any case, they did not put the car on huge disks with low-profile rubber – it would already be definitive without a sense of proportion and taste. The conversion of an army all-terrain vehicle to a civilian model was relatively successful. Also, Hummer was under constant fire of criticism for its non-ecological and high fuel consumption. In 2010, General Motors announced the beginning of the elimination of the famous brand.
The over-popular Ford Scorpio model lineup in 1985 came to replace the original, it seems, European series continuation. However, originality quickly became boring and buyers turned their gaze to other machines, which led to the removal of the machine from production forever. The Europeans did not like the radicality in the design of this class of car – a dragonfly look with front oval elongated headlights. This cruel lesson taught all car companies a simple rule: when changing generations in a well-sold model, changes in design should be minimized. After all, progress in automotive design has long stopped, cars have become very similar to each other. And crazy designers are only realized in concept cars.
In the 70 years the oil crisis broke out, whose brainchild became “AMC Pacer”. People demanded small, economical cars, and Americans simply could not do them. As a result, it took almost 50 years of training on 5 and 6-meter chasers to finally put designers at a dead end. The length was reduced by a factor of 2, and the width remained the same. The English frankly laugh at such a model, wondering who those 280 thousand lucky people who bought AMC Pacer for the period 1975-1980. Let the idea and is not bad for that time, however, its design embodiment is rather strange. The design turned out to be “square” and “boxed”.
The presence in this rating of this car, produced since 2002, will very much surprise the Russian rich. However, Cayenne was awarded for the absurdity of his entire ideology. Yes, this high-speed SUV can successfully solve problems … But do they exist? On the roads, mountains and forests, this machine still can not rush at a speed of 200 km / h. However, if the British are afraid to drive at this speed around the city, for fear of cameras, there is no such problem for Cayenne owners in our country.
Austin Allegro / Vanden Plas.
In this case, you can believe the British on the floor – because this is their own ugly car. The ardent adherents of the monarchy were horrified when they saw this symbiosis of a compact low-cost body with the huge grille of His Majesty Rolls-Royce. Meanwhile, the idea was to create a small family car. The model was produced from 1973 to 1983.
The British pay tribute to the original design of the Korean creation. Here, according to designers, analogies with a luxury yacht were inevitable, but the British believe that this approach did not work. After all, for a spacious cabin (from 7 to 9 people capacity), you could choose a body with more proportional details.
This car is familiar to Englishmen not by hearsay. After all, his first generation was sold just in the UK. Among the monotonous collection of gray hoods, the multi-eyed muzzle of an alien species stands out sharply. This car can be said thank you at least for the fact that it dilutes the monotonous landscapes outside the window. Yes, and passengers will be grateful – the side windows here stand vertically and the proportions of the body do not differ much from the box. This gives a feeling of spaciousness inside the machine.Middle seats in both rows can be folded into comfortable tables, as a result four people can feel themselves as guests of a one-room apartment. Multipla is ideal for working in a taxi – in addition, up to 3 people can stay in front. But with the design of internal convenience could not be combined. In 2004, the controversial design was changed to more traditional.
The leader of the rating, the ugliest car of all time and people, the British named the mid-size crossover from General Motors. Curiously, the choice was made not on personal perception, but on the basis of photographs – after all, these cars are extremely rare outside of America. They were produced from 2001 to 2005 with a V6 engine of 3.4 liters. Even in Moscow one copy emerged, distinguished from the general flow by its dissimilarity in others. This is what led to the listing. Designers tried to create “the most universal car on the planet”, where all forms would be repaired to some useful functions. For example, an open trunk could easily be turned into a huge tent, in which the car itself will become part of the tourist shelter.