full disclosure: I am philosophically opposed to Japan Inc. (prolley jealous too) & sorta-hate MB for what they did to Chrysler (plus they look cra$$/ta$tele$$ imho (Link to Link to pix) input Very welcome & requested
I fear we are well into another [strike]styling-[/strike]
'fashion'-aberation period like the 50's & 70's....
...Lexus is doing something different.
People are shitting all over them because they're outside the box(their minds)
but they're still selling (this scares me - to dismay)...
...an RC-F is amazing in person...
...Beyond my Lexus comments, though, idk what anyone would see as ugly in that Hyundai concept. It's really quite charming...
...but if that was the new face of Lincoln I would cringe just the same...
...In regards of the RC-F, that is a good looking vehicle, and the very aggressive face works because the car as a whole is an aggressive package...
imhO the Lexoid RC's(?)** are Not amazing or aggressive in their styling.
If you rip off their front ends (as I'd like to do),
the rest of sheetmetal is very bland (speaking as a chopper who tried to use them for a LincStang:
""there's no there, there""
) (also check out the reardoor handle area)
just the graphics are extreme = pounds of lipstick, eye makeup ...on top of amateur plastic surgery that went horribly Horribly wrong
(don't even like their recent interiors)
re: the Hyundai coupe.
as I'm sure you've seen others criticize:
the back is Odd/mis-shapen-to-drab
(nice enough interior tho)
*IS* it a hatchback?
I tend to think of Peter Schreyer as 2nd only to Max
but suspect H/K's 'Approvers' are sabotaging his efforts
** the little Lexoid Cuv (NX?) DOES have non-bland sheetmetal - but only cuz an Edward Scissorhands did it)
apologies if this rant was undesired - lack of sleep - again :-<
...OH! and a lot of caffeine >8-|