We bring to your attention our selection of the 10 most awkward cars which undoubtedly attract attention on the road but you’ll unlikely decide to have one unless you are a prankster or you don’t give a damn.
Of course, we do not urge taking this TOP 10 seriously, since the concepts of “awkward” or “beautiful” are relative. What ones dislike, others do like. And yet, these cars are rather odd-looking…
A midsize 5-door crossover SUV made by General Motors in 2000-2005 and marketed as a “sport recreational vehicle”
It looks like a car for those who did not have enough money for a normal-size vehicle. Daimler’s rear-wheel drive 2-seater hatchback has been produced since 1997. It has three generations.
A convertible pickup truck powered by a 5.3-liter 300-hp Vortec 5300 V8 engine. Chevrolet built the model from 2003 to 2006. ‘SSR’ is an abbreviation of ‘Super Sport Roadster’.
Chrysler PT Cruiser
A compact retro car produced in 200-2010. A 5-door hatchback was launched in 2000, and in 2005 a 2-door convertible joined.
A full-size off-road SUV of General Motors produced at a purpose-built plant in Mishawaka, Indiana, between 2002 and 2009. A pickup version – Hummer H2 SUT – was made in 2005-2009 too.
Aston Martin Cygnet
This model is a curious episode in the history of the Aston Martin brand. It appeared in order to reduce the average value of carbon dioxide emissions across the lineup, and was in production from 2011 to 2013.
In fact, the hatchback was a counterpart of a 3-door Toyota iQ with a standard 1.3-liter 98-hp engine.
Mercedes Maybach G650 Landaulet
A vehicle limited to just 99 examples with an open rear went on sale in the fall of 2017. It belonged to the AMG G 63 6×6 and G 500 4×4² series of special edition cars.
REVAi / G-Viz
An electric 3-door microcar for 2 adults and 2 children was produced by an Indian manufacturer from 2001 to 2012 and was on sale in 26 markets. The letter “i” means ‘improved’.
By the end of 2013, 4600 units were sold worldwide, mostly in India. A British version G-Viz was quite popular, especially among Londoners, for several years.
This four-wheel-drive, four-door, four-passenger ute was in production from 2002 to 2006. The model combines the handling and passenger carrying of a traditional passenger car with the open-bed versatility and load capacity of a pickup truck.
This small modern SUV is fun-to-drive and packed with features, but looks like a bloated frog. Nissan produces the vehicle in the UK and Japan. The second-gen model was launched in 2019.