Unusual SUV models
Strange crossovers and SUVs.
If you pay attention to the road while driving, you will see that SUVs and crossovers all around us. The market for SUVs in recent years has increased several times. And the amazing thing is that he continues to gain popularity worldwide. Undeniably SUVs look better, presentable and stylish in comparison with passenger cars. Plus undeniable practicality.
All automakers in the pursuit of fashion for crossovers in recent years, not missing his chance, brought to the market a lot of terrific off-road models. But not always crossovers and SUVs make perfect. Sometimes engineers and designers make mistakes. As a result, some SUV models are less successful. Let’s look at the crossovers and SUVs of yesteryear, going back in time and remember what unusual vehicles currently available on the world market.
To explain how the SUV looks Youabian Puma is not really. This is a must see. In addition, you should know that with the huge length of the machine 6.15 meters width of the crossovers is only a 2.36 meters, which looks ugly with such imbalances in the external dimensions. It is equally absurd as the design look engine specifications. The car is equipped with a 7.0 liter V8 engine with a capacity of 512 HP
Many of our readers, probably, in the name and on errors in the design will certainly think that this model is originally from China. But no. It turns out that to create a strange and controversial cars in the U.S. as well.
Yes, Yes, this SUV is really designed in America. But it’s not the most amazing. In fact, the car strange in everything from design to price. The cost of Youabian Puma is 970,000 euros.
Volkswagen Golf Country
In 1990, the company Volkswagen has launched an all-wheel drive model Golf Country on the basis of small cars. But, unfortunately, this model has become a bad example of how not to design and build an off-road version of the car.
Despite the popularity of Golf, off-road model created based on it, are unable to conquer the audience of the time. As a result, the Germans sold a total of 7,735 vehicles worldwide. In the end, because of the failure of the model was removed from production.
SUV Lamborghini LM002 was based on a failed concept of a military vehicle for the U.S. army. This machine was designed for owners of oil companies in Saudi Arabia. The machine was equipped with a V12 engine with a power of 455 HP Main disadvantage of the SUV’s fuel consumption 40 l/100 km, which for a 2.7 ton car was a lot even for those years. That is why the Lamborghini LM002 was fitted with a 290 litre fuel tank. Just sold 301 copies in the period from 1986 to 1993.
Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet
Do you think that the Land Rover company are pioneers in the market of off-road cars, after started to produce the Range Rover Evoque convertible. In fact the founders of the off-road car with an open top were the Japanese, who from 2011 to 2014 was produced for the US market the convertible SUV Nissan Murano Cross. But because of the strangeness of the appearance of the machine has not received the recognition of the audience.
Before you redesigned version of the Porsche Cayenne 2005 in which the designers have lowered the height of the roof by as much as 7 cm as a result of external reforms SUV Porsche began to look very, very strange. The car was sold in small quantities, as strange (shny) SUV stood at 380,000 euros.
The SUV in front of you. But, strictly speaking, is not quite a SUV in the usual sense. Avtoros Shaman is an all-terrain vehicle that can really go where he can’t get in. This model is the pride of our country, since the machine is designed and developed entirely in our country.
This model has become popular through the TV series “breaking bad”. However, this is not helped by the crossover Pontiac Aztek had to withdraw from the world market due to poor demand. The reason – the ugly appearance, which is in the top of the rating of the worst cars in the world.
Company BMW is known to the whole world, its uniqueness, which allows you to create a brand new niche cars. Looks especially extravagant Roadster BMW Z18, released to the market in 1995.
The machine was equipped with eight-cylinder engine capacity of 355 HP off-road Roadster was produced not for a long time. The reason you can easily see yourself, look closely at the design of the machine.
Under the brand Smart already more than 10 years are not available off-road model. In 2005 the company Smart presented at the exhibition in Detroit unusual version with all-wheel drive. On the market the car was launched already in 2006. It should be noted that off-road Smart were supplied to the Brazilian market. But, unfortunately, in those years, the Smart company was in deep crisis and are unable to attract to the car the necessary amount of public.
In 1977 came on the market the hybrid car Matra Rancho, which was a mix of station wagon and minivan. Unfortunately, the designers, despite the tremendous idea are unable to create beautiful and quality car. As a result, until 1983, has sold only 56,000 copies Matra Rancho in various versions.
Range Rover Evoque Convertible
Here it is modern bold experiment of Land Rover in the hope to occupy a new niche on the market. When appeared the first information about Range Rover Evoque convertible, no one believed that such a car can indeed enter the market. But when the British company revealed the production prototype, the whole world really understood what Land Rover saw the kind of cars the potential for the development of a new class of vehicles.
In the end the machine at a later time which was necessary to bring the SUV to the mind, the beginning of a new class of cars. Overall the car turned out unusual. Of course, to argue about how it was a convertible Range Rover Evoque can be long. Sorry, tastes differ. But a number of critics have often managed to touch on the unusual appearance of the compact convertible.
G-Power X6 M Typhoon
You will be able to understand those people who, spending a lot of money, buy a new SUV BMW X6 M, at the end, you start to believe that the appearance of the machine is not in keeping with the character of the SUV and give her a new machine for deep tuning, which frankly doesn’t improve the car looks, but merely the spoils. With the exception, however, of some technicalities that allow after tuning to increase engine power up to 750 HP
Suzuki Vitara X-90
Contrary to what was expected, the designers of the Suzuki company, producing the unusual modification of an SUV Vitara is anyone’s guess. Maybe the engineers and marketers had hoped that at the end of 90-ies in the world, people dramatically change their tastes and will cease to pay attention to the harmonious beautiful cars?
We don’t know what guided in a Japanese company taking the decision to launch this model, but the fact remains. The car was discontinued just a year after the start of sales (1996 to 1997). Cause you know what.
Fiat Panda 4×4 Monster Truck
This SUV Fiat Panda surpasses in appearance all the previous cars put together. The SUV in front of you, with a height of almost 4 meters, due to the massive wheels.
Kahn Design Flying Huntsman Defender
Here is an unusual three-axle SUV Flying Huntsman, which is based on the Defender car. Tuning the car was very, very controversial, despite a very powerful vehicle. So the SUV got a 6.2 liter V8 engine (produced by GM) with a capacity of 430 HP
While companies such as Rolls-Royce and Lamborghini are only planning to release their SUVs, Bentley to sleep peacefully, as most recently began production of a new SUV the Bentayga, equipped with 12-cylinder engine capacity of 608 HP
Though the exterior of the car was controversial and contradictory. We don’t yet know how it will sell this strange model Bentley. But something tells us that in a few years the British will be disappointed with the sales results.
Toyota Camatte Hajime
This SUV, according to Toyota, should appeal to the younger generation of people who are keeping pace with the times and love to travel to the country on rugged terrain. Hajime Toyota Camatte is made in the style of cars “Jeep”. The length of the SUV is 3,02 m, width-1,32 m, height of 1.24 m. the Wheelbase is 1.8 m. the Vehicle is equipped with an electric motor. It is worth noting that the car only has three seats (one in the center front and two behind the driver).
We must pay tribute to the courage of the Lexus, who was not afraid to put on the market the crossover with an extraordinary appearance that is radically different from what we’re used to seeing on the road. I must admit turned out really unusual crossover. However there is a huge risk of production of cars with such sharp lines of the body. In the history of automobile industry there are many examples like this design more than once already played a cruel joke with well-known car brands.
Jeep Wrangler Trailcat
Can you imagine that the Jeep company has decided to equip its model 717-horsepower Dodge Hellcat V8 engine that was installed in the upgraded Wrangler SUV. As a result, the market model released Trailcat acid external style and with incredible power.
Aston Martin DBX
Apparently even the company Aston Martin has decided to participate in the distribution of the global pie of profit from the market of SUVs. Currently, the company is preparing to release SUV, which was introduced as a concept in 2015. Recall that the new SUV was named DBX. So most likely soon we will see the first ever SUV for James bond. Another question. Will there be a demand…
Volvo S60 Cross Country
Company Volvo in November 2014 at the motor show in Los Angeles presented a off-road, the Volvo S60, which received the name of Cross Country. This machine is compared to a normal passenger model has increased ground clearance (+65 mm). However, in combination with elegant lines of the S60 looks the off-road model as it looks a bit funny and interesting.
This machine was designed for the US market. But the model quickly finished his career at naughty American car market. The main reason of failure in design.
I must admit that the first generation of Porsche Cayenne SUVs were not very pretty. But tuning Studio Mansory has tried to improve the appearance of the first ever crossover Porsche. In the end, the Mansory designers overdone. The tuning model was shown in 2009. The only thing in this car is surprised by power 710 HP