As is all art, car design is subjective. There are no hard and fast rules for categorically considering a car attractive or cool looking.
The design of the appearance requires a high level of art when it comes to cars.
It takes an expert car designer’s creative vision to make a nice-looking car with a symphony of elegant curves and colors, all flowing into the people who see it.
Then there are cars that all agree are horrible looking.
But unlike your typical ugly Chevy truck, some sellers might find a useful group of fans who collect them for the sake of irony.
To explore some of them, here are the top 10 ugliest cars in the world:
10. Mitsuoka Orochi
The Mitsuoka Orochi, known for its strange proportions, stands out among the long history of funny-looking Japanese cars.
The sports car is known as the Mitsuoka Orochi undeniably unique and profoundly strange.
What makes it even stranger is its price tag of $100,000, which is quite steep for a design that resembles a deflated parachute.
Why does it look strange despite being a sportscar?
The Orochi has the general lines of an exotic automobile, but it has some extraordinarily weird design elements as well.
In particular, the front grille is bizarre in the sense that it looks like the designer tried hard to make the car look like it smiled or could eat.
The more you see this car, the stranger it gets; try it!
It features eyes, a mouth, and a chin, resembling a cheerful animal, perhaps even a laughing baleen whale.
9. Pontiac Trans Sport
Minivans were never cool, but manufacturers did not stop trying to force the dilemmas of some sportiness in the category.
Pontiac’s attempt, the Trans Sport, includes a handle-like feature at the back that gives the impression of emptying the seats.
How does Trans Sport look if we expand our imagination?
Unfortunately, Trans Sport falls short of achieving the desired effect.
It looks more like a portly, middle-aged dad who suddenly decided to wear the latest gym gear, albeit with questionable results.
8. Marcos Mantis M70
Although the list is not in a particularly hideous order, due to the total and complete esthetic failure, the Marcos Mantis M70 deserves special attention.
The M70, expected to have a sizable cabin like a muscle car, incorporates a strange nose wedge element in its design.
Consequently, when put together on a single car, the words “Marcos” and “Mantis” are clear indications of the word “hideous.”
It’s so undesired that you feel like hitting yourself every time you see it for thinking rude thoughts about how you get rid of it.
7. Nissan Cube
The Nissan Cube appears as if it came straight out of a Dr. Seuss book.
When it was first introduced, people didn’t warm up to its boxy shape, and even today, the market isn’t particularly fond of cars with such distinct square designs.
The designer’s thought process behind the prototype remains a mystery.
This car that looks like a box will surely not give you safety vibes, reliability, and of course, aesthetic appeal.
It simply grabs your attention by sitting there, resembling a cube.
6. Citroën Ami
In 1961, the AMI made its market debut, and the company’s rememberable design was its reverse rake window.
AMI was known for its reverse-rake rear window, a design feature that was used by just some companies (with a losing combination of dubious esthetics with hopeless aerodynamics).
It’s designed in poor combination and has terrible aerodynamics in the reverse rake window ugly cars.
Surprisingly, when viewed from the front, the synchronous wave of the headlights might catch you off guard.
The sides also look somewhat acceptable, but as soon as you glimpse the back, you’re met with a painful and awkward angle that seems as if it has been forcefully ripped off.
5. AMC Pacer
Conceived by people from Ork, this egg-shaped vehicle looks at least more aerodynamic than many old ugly cars in this post.
Its designers seemingly took inspiration from the organic shape of a squash.
This vehicle would fit right in with Fred’s mystery machine, but nowadays, restored examples of these rare cars are hard to come by.
4. Chrysler PT Cruiserr
The PT Cruiser was in production for ten years, from 2000 to 2010.
Bryan Nesbitt designed this car, who also designed the Chevrolet HHR and the pretty bland-looking Chevrolet Malibu, Gen 7.
PT Cruiser’s design was inspired by the classic cars of the 1930s.
How does it look?
However, it looks more like an old middle-aged woman trying to fit into a teenage girl’s dress.
While these women may still possess some beauty, they can’t fool anyone with Cruiser’s so-called heritage design.
Nevertheless, this car managed to sell over 1,350,000 units worldwide in its ten-year production span.
3. Pontiac Aztek
In 2001, Pontiac Aztek was launched with the potential to fill up the vacuum formed in the segment (at that time) to capture an emerging market portion.
However, in retrospect, some critics would even regard the Aztecs as a trigger for the recent demise of Pontiac.
This ugliest car in the world surely isn’t that horrible looking unless you find some chemistry teacher driving it.
Why do many consider this cute-looking car ugly?
The titles of the Aztecs as ugly are both unfortunate and countless.
It would be challenging to find a car that violates aesthetic principles more thoroughly.
The car’s design seems like an unholy union between a Transformer toy and a Dustbuster vacuum cleaner, with its dome-like shape, bulges, and wheels that appear to be buckled and hanging.
Unfortunately, if it weren’t for its hideous appearance, the Aztek could have been a successful vehicle.
2. Nissan S-Cargo
From 1989 to 1991, the Nissan S-Cargo has been produced in Japan for only two years.
With a 75-horsepower engine, the small car is ideal for both a tightly packed city and a wallet.
Sadly, the S-Cargo also looks like a person who didn’t break a film about Pixar Cars because it was too cartoonish.
Nissan originally intended this car for commercial use, but someone in a click of creativity completed a novel design.
By the beginning of the 90s, this small ugly car was a complete bloke in appearance, even though its ‘Cargo’ purpose was hardly served.
1. Fiat Multipla
Without Fiat Multipla featured within it, no ‘UGLY’ list is complete. Fiat’s compact MPV is the ugliest car ever made and beats all the hideous cars listed.
At first glance, you might question why Fiat decided to produce something so visually appalling.
The Fiat Multipla is the worst when it comes to modern monstrosities.
With two rows of three seats, it looks like a crazy robotic creation that defies any sense of aesthetic appeal. It was an inventive MPV. Amusingly, the Multipla is shown as an example of cars for the next century in 1999 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
It got redesigned to make it more appealing, which certainly contributed to the production of the Multipla until 2013.
Car freaks have always considered automobile design as an important aspect of the car since the rise of the automotive age.
Naturally, elegant lines do not make a vehicle faster or better but make it more attractive, desirable, and popular.
Although efforts are made to create esthetically pleasant forms, sometimes manufacturers present the opposite.