Showing posts with label ugly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ugly. Show all posts

Friday, September 16, 2016

European version of the new Honda Civic Hatchback


Words are colliding in my head to describe this...

What a horrible mess. Just when you though the US version was overdone, Honda proves us it can do even worse.
I mean, just look at the amount of crappy looking black plastic trim all over this car.
This is a bad design made worse.

Pretty amazing.

A while ago, I was pretty excited when Honda announced the return of the hatchback in the US Civic line. What a great idea! What could go wrong?

This has to be maybe the worse Honda design of all time. And pretty much the worse looking hatchback on the market.
Here, it will compete with "beauties" like the Mazda3, Cruze hatchback, Focus etc...
In Europe, it is in the same segment as the Golf, Astra, Megane etc...

I just cannot imagine who would want to spend their hard earned money in such a visual nightmare.

Honda should be ashamed. 

Monday, August 01, 2016

2018 Acura TLX


This is actually pretty sad. The TLX isn't a super exiting car.
But it has been getting really good reviews.
In general, Acuras are really good cars.

And that ugly "Shield" grille had finally been toned down so much, it actually almost looked fine.
(Especially in the revised version of the  smaller ILX)
To the point that I thought it was pretty OK in the TLX.

But it looks like it will soon be getting the "even uglier" new grille design from the 2017 MDX.
And you can pretty much bet the ghastly new design will be crafted on all other Acura models.

(Just like that new horrific grille from the Lincoln Continental. Which is now ruining the MKZ design.)

Of course, design is a matter of taste. But I really think this old fashion, plasticky
 big grille (now useless) design has to go. It does not imply luxury anymore.
It just looks tacky and cheap.

It seems that Acura  has really lost it as far as design goes. They seem completely lost.
They are now mixing boring and ugly.
Which never, ever works...

One phone call to a good designer could fix most of that mess. Really.
They need to put their ego aside and realize they just can't do it and call for help.

Monday, July 18, 2016

2017 Honda Avancier




So far, this is only intended for the Chinese market.

(We have seen the new Avancier before, these are just some pictures I hadn't seen before)

It is positioned above the CRV. But it is still a 5 seater. No 3rd row here.
It is also powered by a more powerful 2.0 Liter Turbo engine.

Interior looks OK, in a super boring japanese car interior sort of way.
At least it is not as offensive as the exterior design.
Which is one of the worst I have seen in many years.

Let us all prey that Honda never ever imports this thing over here.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

All new Ford Ka+




 This is both baffling and sad.

Sad, because Ford has been coming out with one good design after another for years.
Especially sad, because the first generation Ka was such a cool and different car.
This is not only plain ugly, it also looks really cheap and already old.
It does have a strange 3rd world look to it. Or something from Russia or China.

Baffling because.. Why??
Why do they need this car in the first place?

Is the market for a super boring tiny 4 door hatchback that huge in Europe?
Other offerings in the segment from Peugeot, Renault or Opel look futuristic next to this.
Even the 8 year old Fiat 500 looks 1000 times better than this.

Why? Why?? Why???
This is the  first generation Ka. Which came out in 1996.
And stayed in production until 2008. Yes, that is 12 years!
That's what a good modern and original does. It stays good, modern and original for a long time!

The second generation was much more conservative.
But this new one already looks old...

Sad...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Acura CDX Interior



I have to admit, they did a fine job making sure the Acura version ends up different and more upscale than the Honda HR-V it is based on. Really.

I mean, sure, you can still tell. Just like the outside of the car.
It seems that most interior parts are new.
It also uses a different, more powerful engine. It has an 8 speed automatic instead of a CVT.
And that super large ugly grille the Honda version doesn't have.

Honda has already said they have no "current" plans to import this to the US.
But you know they will. It's just a matter of time.
Just like Audi was never going to bring us the small Q3.

It's like a drug. They just can't help it. The US market is so hungry for any kind and any size of SUVs.
The temptation for profits is just to great.
Sooner or later, all SUVs end up over here.

Monday, April 25, 2016

All new Honda Avancier Video



One of the best example of something "so bad it is great".

This has to be one of the most obnoxious car videos ever.
And the fun part is that it is for one of the worst looking car ever. Which makes it a truly great watch.

The CGI, the soundtrack, the directing, the "madame Tussault inspired" acting.
Everything comes together to created a truly wretched experience.
Something horrible for all senses.

Just like the design of the car, this video is displaying a new low for humanity.
(Or maybe just the car business...)

Enjoy!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

More pictures of the new Acura CDX


Not as "shiny" in these early official shot.
But still pretty ugly.

Being based on the HR-V it is basically a raised up Honda Fit.
Except now it has 182HP from the turbo 1.5 Liter and an 8 speed auto instead of a CVT.

Still... Fit.

They mention the Mercedes GLA as a competition. A Mercedes!
The GLA is based on the CLA. Itself sharing a lot with the European A and B class models.
Which, while being the cheapest cars Mercedes make, are still not in the same class as a $17 000 Fit.

And again, look at that face!
That grille is ghastly in the first place.
On top of it, it is way too big on that little car!

The whole thing is only ugly, it is also sad.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

2017 Acura MDX

They did it. They finally got rid of that weird "beak/shield" grille they were putting on everything.

And they replaced it by... another ugly design!
I mean what the hell is that??!

And they just added a giant version of their logo on it, to make sure we know what it is.
(That logo is so great looking too....)

This "refreshed" MDX looks even older than last year's model. It is terrible.

I think it's time for Acura to give up. Give up on designing their own car.
Call Giugiaro to the rescue ! Anyone but the people they have right now.
And do it fast.

It is basically impossible to find a worst looking SUV for the price, really.
This looks like a cheap eastern european car.

The sad thing is, Acuras are really good cars. They drive really nice and are super reliable.

Wow.....



Friday, May 08, 2015

Bentley Bentayga SUV teaser video


OK... So it does look like a Bentley inside.

But from what I have seen, it could end up looking really bad, outside.
Like a raised up wagon version of the Flying Spur. Which does look quite "cheap" from some angles.
(On the good side, it won't look as horrible as the EXP9 F Concept from a few years ago.)

Plus, the blasphemous though of a Bentley SUV is enough to make me sick. (I mean, Bentley!!!)
But hey, this is the 21st Century. Where it "doesn't matter anymore"...

At least, it looks like the really good looking (and curvy) Exp10 Speed 6 concept might be heading for production soon.
Let's just hope it gets a better name....