Top 10 production cars that don’t look like their concept cars
Stock cars that look worse concepts.
Some concept cars popular models wowed the audience and caused a wide resonance. But often in the end in the mass production of cars do absolutely not similar to their conceptual projects. As a result, many of us get frustrated. Especially if we believed that our favorite model will look like in mass production is also amazing, like a concept car.
Unfortunately, like in the auto world are not uncommon. Throughout the history of the automotive industry, we are constantly watching the audience after showing the concept car is anticipating the production model, but later gets a huge disappointment due to the fact that the production goes is not the car seen at the first presentation as a conceptual solution.
Sometimes the production model actually bears little resemblance to the concept. We have selected for you 10 production cars that have the biggest changes compared to before the start of production contattarmi.
Nissan Sport Concept / Versa Hatchback
In 2005 at the motor show in new York was presented the concept Nissan Sport Concept, which was a great sporty appearance. This model had an aggressive design with wide wings made of carbon fiber, and was equipped with 20-inch wheels.
To emphasize the sportiness of the car, designers have equipped the concept point safety belts, three-spoke steering wheel and aluminum pedals.
Unfortunately, a stunning concept car Nissan Sport Concept turned into a boring hatback Nissan Versa. This production model it is unlikely that you will resemble a conceptual design of a sports car.
Especially when you consider that under the hood of the hatchback Nissan Versa, the engineers decided to install a low-power four-cylinder 1.6-liter engine with 109 HP At the end of the sports project this car has turned into a vehicle for those who love to save fuel.
When the concept car Scion iM debut at the motor show in Los Angeles in 2014, he attracted the attention of the public from around the world. This machine was supposed to rejuvenate the brand, by attracting the young generation people.
This car used bold solutions designer and original imagination of designers. Many fans tuning immediately saw in this model a new platform for creative ideas for the transformation of the car with upgrades.
But in the end the production model Scion iM disappointed the audience as the designers stripped the model platform for tuning. In fact, the company Scion made from the model iM, an analogue of the Toyota Auris. This was an unfortunate decision, as everything was done by the company Scion.
This led to the fact that the company Toyota decided to destroy the Scion brand.
The Toyota Prius C
In 2011 at the auto show in Detroit, Toyota presented concept cars that were supposed to expand the model version of the hybrid Prius. So in that year, the Japanese introduced the Prius MPV and the Prius C Concept.
Most public attention was attracted by the Prius C Concept, which had a surprisingly attractive futuristic exterior style. The reaction of the audience discovered the Prius lineup new prospects, as the basic model of the hybrid car is not in demand in 2011.
But when the Toyota Prius C concept made it to production, unfortunately, the machine design has been completely revised. In the end, the design also had to change, and the model was positioned as the cheapest hybrid Prius.
Pontiac GTO debuted at the exhibition in Detroit in 1999. The concept was created in order to develop a production model after the most powerful sports cars ever created by American car brand.
For the end of the 90-ies this concept had a unique design and has been seen all the world’s experts. The style of the car was a wonderful combination of retro and modern automotive design.
But when, a few years later, this model went into production and began selling in the U.S. market, the audience was in shock. They saw the serial Pontiac GTO in fact is not like what was presented earlier. The fact that in the process of development, the company decided to change the project and under this name to release the car based on the Holden Monaro platform.
Now let’s focus on the rare instance when a production car, despite the fact that not similar to its concept car looks much better. We are talking about models of the Saturn Sky, which was presented as a conceptual solution to the auto show in Detroit in 2002.
If you look closely at the concept car the Saturn Sky, the front you’ll see a little familiar style Bugatti Veyron. From other angles the concept car is similar to the Roadster Audi TT.
But when the concept car became a production model, the audience saw a completely different car. Surprisingly he didn’t disappoint fans of the brand. The car actually looked better than the concept.
The fact is that the American automaker has decided to abandon the winding of the design concept in favor of the smooth corners of the body. In the end the car more like a Corvette, not a futuristic luxury Roadster.
Presented in 2003 at the motor show in Detroit the Dodge Avenger concept was a bold design and high ground clearance. In the end the car was more like a crossover. This idea, in fact, was ahead of its time. Because at the moment the constructors of passenger cars create crossovers.
Three years after the debut of the concept, the Dodge company began serial production model, which has changed considerably and no longer looked like the SUV.
Concept SUV Jeep Commander was opened to the public at the auto show in Detroit in 1999. The car was based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The concept car got inflated design, which in the end created a feeling that the car is larger Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Lot of people even began to predict the demise of the popularity of the SUV Grand Cherokee, due to the fact that the demand will shift in the direction of the new Jeep Commander.
But in the end, the production model has turned into an ugly SUV with awkward square design. The amazing thing is that initially, the Jeep Commander concept was developed to produce models with optimal aerodynamic characteristics.
That is why the concept has received a sleek body design. For some reason Jeep changed the production model beyond recognition remains a mystery.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Each new generation of the Chevrolet Corvette always is eagerly awaited not only by fans of a sports car, but all the experts of the auto world. In 2009 at the motor show in Chicago, Chevrolet company presented to the public a new model of the Corvette Stingray as a concept car. Recall that this concept car starred in the movie about the bots of “transformers: revenge of the fallen”.
The new model was a modern interpretation of the past, present and future models of the Corvette.
But in the end, despite the fact that the company Chevrolet has kept the original name of a sports car, the model came into serial production in a completely different appearance. It seems that initially the stunning concept car, which design was ahead of its time, was released specially for the filming of a Hollywood blockbuster.
In 2007 at an automobile exhibition in Detroit company Chevrolet showed a concept Volt. This hybrid car was to turn the idea of hybrid cars on the market. By the way, the Chevrolet Volt in those years was the first concept car hybrid car presented a major automaker.
Unfortunately, the production model has turned into more of a traditional car. According to the representative of the American company, a significant change of appearance was necessary, in order to reduce the high drag coefficient of air, which had a concept car.
Including the serial car differs crucially from the concept due to the fact that it was created on a different platform Delta II, which is more compact in contrast to the conceptual project.
When at the auto show in new York in 2013 there was presented the concept Subaru WRX, sports car was very excited, aggressive exterior design of the car. But even when the company Subaru has announced that this concept is only a study, fans around the world hoped that most of the design and design decisions will move to a production model.
Unfortunately, in mass production was a completely different car. As a result, over the last decade, this debut of the concept car Subaru WRX perhaps could be considered one of the most disappointing.
Recall that the production model Subaru WRX was presented in 2015 at the motor show in Los Angeles.
The car has received a softer exterior design. In the end, the Subaru WRX looks less sporty. The style has become more like a Toyota Camry.
The worst thing that the Japanese automaker really upset all the fans of the brand, ignoring the rave reviews of the concept car. To count company of Subaru? After awarding the production model boring design, they have actually doomed the model to poor sales.