With the Detroit Auto Show going in Detroit, Michigan, the entire automotive industry is buzzing with gossip about what are possibly the best cars on the stage this year, and Chevy bagging two awards right off the bat, we bring to you what have been the worst five cars ever to be unveiled at the show.
The worst ever comes in the form of a concept from the Jeep stable. It was called the Renegade. This unveiling was in 2006 and it never made it past that year. What was so special about it? It was a diesel hybrid, something the world did not find use for at that time. It looked like a pokemon character more than anything else.
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Chrysler Imperial was unveiled at the same time as the Jeep Renegade. It had an uncanny resemblance to the Rolls Royce Phantom. It had a 123-inch wheelbase, is 17 inches longer and six inches higher than a 300 sedan. The roof was pulled rearward to enlarge the cabin as well as to create the luxury of length in side view.
A really, really fast version of a Beetle. Oh wait, probably a dune buggy with a body. Roadster. Or not. This is the Chevrolet SSR that we are talking about that was unveiled in the year 2000.
The Lincoln Blackwood was something one could call a luxury pickup truck. Enveloped in chrome, sold in only one color, and plush carpets inside, it was unveiled in the year 1999. It was an automatic with only a rear wheel drive option. The only thing we liked, a meaty 300 bhp, 5.4 liter V8 engine.
General Motors made a blunder by unveiling the Pontiac Aztek. It was criticized as being very ugly, underpowered, ugly and underpowered. It milled out a mere 185 bhp from a 3.4 Liter V6 engine.