The search to find the ugliest cars on Britain’s roads is over: Ssangyong’s Rodius unanimously gets the title of ‘The Ugliest Of Them All’, according to votes logged by visitors to Cardata's site.
Nearly 30 per cent of visitors registered their distinct antipathy towards the unusually shaped Korean MPV. The Rodius may be the biggest MPV on the market, but it has already earned comments like “If Martin Clunes were a car this is how it would look’ and ‘Basically, it’s a dogs dinner to look at’ from critics.
Fiat’s radical Multipla (Mk 1 version) earned second spot in the table despite winning a gaggle of top motoring gongs since its launch back in 2000.
Surprisingly, next down the pecking order was a car designed and built for the super-rich, the Mercedes Maybach. It seems the trappings of a £250,000 luxury limousine doesn’t go down well -- expectations are, one suspects, a tad higher in this price bracket.
Chrysler’s PT Cruiser, like, the Multipla, continues to be a car the public either love or hate. Its retro-American styling may appeal to some, but not to eight per cent of people, leaving it in fourth place.
It may be the chosen vehicle for a Top Gear's 'Star In A Reasonably Priced Car' feature, but Suzuki’s Liana simply doesn’t cut it in the looks stakes according to the public. The Japanese model came sixth with six per cent of the vote.
- Ssangyong Rodius - 29 per cent
- Fiat Multipla - 19 per cent
- Mercedes Maybach - 10 per cent
- PT Cruiser - 8 per cent
- Ford Scorpio - 8 per cent
- Suzuki Liana - 6 per cent
- Rover 75 - 3 per cent
- Kia Rio - 3 per cent
- Renault Megane - 1 per cent
- Kia Sedona - 1 per cent
“Naturally, the results are very subjective. said Cardata spokesman, Andrew Sobell. The results were based on more than 1,500 votes cast on the Cardata Web site.