Every once in a while, some mad scientist at an automaker slips a design past the not-so-friendly execs and before they can yell “retract!” it's already found its way into production. The past decade, in car terms, has been littered by such creations, and although they are few and far between, here are the top 5 weirdest cars of the past 10 years.
5 Weirdest cars of the last 10 years
The past decade, in car terms, has been littered by such weird creations, and although they are few and far between, here are the top 5 weirdest cars of the past 10 years.
1. Nissan Juke
Is it a frog? Is it a crocodile? Or is it a gummy bear? The answer is yes. Easily the most recognizable small crossover of the past 10 years, the Juke has ridden the trend of unusual vehicles and actually sold fairly well. There's even a NISMO version and if you’re extra crazy, there’s the incredibly limited Juke-R to add to your fleet.
2. Honda Accord Crosstour
A Honda Accord wagon sounds like such a cool idea and in Europe, it does exist. But in North America, this abomination, and frankly unnecessary conjecture, that was part wagon and part crossover was the form it took. Subaru has been successful for years making such a vehicle with the Outback and even Toyota’s Venza was appealing. The Crosstour however didn't really have place. This weirdo wasn’t really accepted by car buyers, and its low sales, both in North America and here in Nigeria reflect this.
3. Mercedes-Benz R 63 AMG
It may not have had sliding doors, but from all indications, the Mercedes-Benz R-Class was a minivan. A really posh and fast one, but still, a minivan nonetheless. And being a Mercedes, just offering a nice, sensible family carrier wasn't enough. The company had to AMG the R-Class. With three rows of passenger seats, the beastly 500 hp 6.2-liter V8 made sure everyone arrived on time. But this one also suffered from low sales. People just couldn’t figure it out. Go to LASUTH Mortuary area and you'll see why.
4. Chevrolet SSR
Deep in the midst of the retro car craze, Chevrolet introduced the SSR pickup truck. With both classic and but strangely futuristic looks, the SSR was unusual enough in pure appearance. But the real pièce de résistance was the SSR’s hardtop convertible roof. Regardless of what it was or claimed to be, this thing is one of the ugliest things to ever sit on four wheels.
5. Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
The Nissan Murano wasn’t the most conventional looking crossover nor the cheapest to maintain, but someone at Nissan decided to turn it into a coupe and then take the roof off. Described as the world’s first and only all-wheel-drive crossover convertible, there may be a reason why the Murano stood alone in that category. After four short years in production, the high-riding droptop was pulled from the market due to low sales - and its not hard to see why. Just look at how ridiculous it looks.
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