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When it comes to product development in the automotive industry, billions of green bucks and years are usually spent. Indeed, the automakers tend to involve studios located around the globe in order to design the new cars. Moreover, the potential production model is being vetted many times before it hits the road. Considering how much effort is put into manufacturing vehicles, it really makes me wonder how come some companies managed to launch the design duds. The following cars might be practical, safe enough and even fun to drive, but what they really lack is some appeal. Sure, certain designs are the obvious attempt to follow the fashion, but they are nothing, but an epic fail. Here’s my own list of top five ugly autos.
The car that opens the chart was once dubbed as a “low-priced umbrella on wheels”. It was French designer Pierre-Jules who named Citroen 2CV so, but as for me it looks like a bug. Designed with French farmers in mind, the vehicle gained much popularity among hippies. Being over 40 years in production, this strangely shaped Citroen turns out to be one of the brand’s most iconic cars.
While Aston Martin usually combines power, beauty and soul, the Lagonda is absolutely missing one component. No, seriously! Can you imagine James Bond with a girl in this Aston Martin, so much off the mark? Unlike our previous model, the Lagonda wasn’t produced for such a long time. Thanks God, there were only 645 units produced.
The “shoe car” gained its name for extremely rounded styling with stubby front end and the truncated cabin. Suzuki X90 might have been good as a running billboard, but certainly not on the road due to its limited functionality. The car carried a tiny engine under its hood. It’s no wonder that the two-seat SUV existed for two years only.
Being built in former Czechoslovakia, Tatra T603 is known as communism’s finest car. I would find fault with several design elements on this odd-looking car, but nothing can be more ugly than its three headlamps row. Knowing that this vehicle was in production for about 20 years and was sold all over Europe, I really wonder how this duckling made it happen.
Now it’s time to get ugly. I mean really ugly. I suppose that launching the weird Gremlin wasn’t enough for the automaker. So AMC decided to bring another strange car to the world. Named the Pacer, this vehicle features large panes of rounded glass in the rear which are actually the reason why it looks so bad. Once you take a look at this 2 door hatchback, you realize it’s given an unbalanced appearance.
About the author:
Justin Gazzara is a representative of CARiD.com, a large e-retailer of auto parts and accessories. CARiD.com specializes in upgrading the car’s safety, leveling up its style, and improving the vehicle’s performance due to top-tier auto parts, including Injen Air Intakes and Exhaust Systems .