The Nissan Joke
In 2010 Nissan introduced its subcompact crossover SUV the Nissan Juke. As the GT-R received critical acclaim from the guys on Top Gear, the Juke only brought with it question marks. The unusual design and tiny interior are not what one would expect from an SUV, even a subcompact one.
One of the Ugliest Cars Ever Made
The general public have voted the Nissan Juke one of the top 10 ugliest cars of all times. Many of the comments heard about the Juke are the curious design. It is bulbous and round and gives a general feeling of questions. Looking at the car automatically makes one think: Huh? What am I looking at? Insect like in its design, theories about that the name Juke might actually be Japanese for “Bug”.
It would seem that an SUV of any size would offer some reasonable trunk space, until the reboot in 2015 that wasn’t the case for this little SUV. One of the biggest consumer complaints is the inability to pack your groceries in the trunk! The back seat is so compact this car is not designed with family living in mind.
Nissan rates poorly in the visual field
The Cube is the number 11 ugliest car in the world. This mini MPV was released in Japan in 1998 and to North American and European markets more than 10 years later in 2009. The Cube was discontinued in Europe in 2011. The car has received several awards since 2009, such as AAA Top Vehicle Pick for Dog Owners. Even so, it is one of the worst and ugliest cars ever made. Nissan, what were you thinking?
The Juke is like cheese cake, you either love it or you hate it. There is no in-between. People who love the car are thrilled with the leather seats, USB ports, and rearview cameras. People who hate the car just can’t seem to get over the appearance of this awful, ugly bulbous machine.
The first of the unusual designs to come out of the Nissan Design Europe branch in London, the Qashqai is named after the Qashqai people who live in Southwestern Iran. The vehicle is a kind of middle of the road piece for people not wanting an SUV but wanting more than a sedan. It’s odd, and unusual and just downright ugly.
Failure is the key to success.
However you choose to see it, Nissan knows cars and they design them well. The models in this list prove that Nissan is not afraid to push the limits and test the boundaries of design. It is only through failure that we learn how to develop better skills. Each poorly received design teach us more and more about what the consumer wants in a modern family car. Truthfully, failure in the eyes of the consumer is not a problem when the sales continue to go up.