The ugliest cars of all time
Cars can be beautiful things, they can be amazing works of art that look like they are Renaissance sculptures, they can look like they fell directly from heaven. In this blog, we’re going to look at the opposite end of the spectrum. The cars that look like a five-year-old’s sketch or things that have come directly from the pits of hell. Brace yourself as we look at the ugliest cars of all time.
Fiat Multipla MK1
Launched in 1998, this bizarre car looked Postman’s pat’s van made flesh, except weird. Everything about this car was strange. It had two rows of three seats and was hugely practical with a massive luggage space – but come on. How could you drive this thing?
Built between 1972 and 1982, Austin’s Allegro was actually fairly popular. Why? We have no idea! It was ugly, had poor performance, rusted and had a square steering wheel. The Allegro is probably the best symbol of the decline of British engineering. Where every other country in Europe modernised industry in the 1970s, Britain refused to invest and the Allegro was symptomatic of this.
When Ford ditched the Granada and facelifted it we got the Scorpio. Intended to compete with the BMW 7 Series and the Mercedes S Class, we got a bug-eyed beast with a massive grille. The worst thing about the car is that the horrendous frontage is the best-looking angle.
Launched in 2004 the Rodius is about the same size as a small naval vessel, but given it’s styling the best place for it is the bottom of the sea. Available in 7, 9 and 11 seat configurations it’s practical, but practicality can’t hide the fact it’s one of the ugliest cars ever designed.