The SsangYong Rodius has to be the ugliest MPV ever made. With those dopey eyes and the two-tiered rear, no wonder it was voted Britain’s ugliest car. I don’t think that this is a car safe for your kids because after a ride in it, they’ll definitely have nightmares for a couple of weeks.
The idea behind this grotesque design was to capture the “essence of a luxury yacht” so my question is: why didn’t they tow it to the sea and leave it there? The guy responsible for these horrible looks is Ken Greenley, former head of the automotive design course at the famous Royal College of Art in London. With all due respect for Ken, he must have been drunk or temporarily blind when he came up with the design for the Rodius.
Leaving the looks aside, the car is not bad at all, featuring Mercedes-Benz engines and an 11-seat layout optional, making it probably the most spacious MPV in the world. It was pretty cheap also, but when you buy a car, you don’t look only at the spec sheet…
This car reminds us of the Pontiac Aztek, another “beauty”.