Chevy Spark EV Deemed Ugliest Car Of 2014
And the ugliest “redesigned or new 2014 car model” is…the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV.
That’s according to a CarInsurance.com survey released recently, in which respondents ranked a car’s ugliness. Per CarInsurance.com:
We asked Kelsey Mays, consumer affairs editor at Cars.com, to identify the new and redesigned 2014 vehicles that seem to cause the most negative reaction. We then surveyed 2,000 drivers and asked them to rank the cars by ugliness.
Most of the “ugliest” cars on the Top 10 list are small, fuel-efficient hatchbacks.
Here’s the ranking (note: a score of 10 if uglier than a score of 1):
1. Chevrolet Spark EV (7.25)
2. Kia Soul (6.74)
3. Fiat 500L (6.48)
4. BMW i3 (6.14)
5. Mitsubishi Mirage (5.72)
6. Toyota 4Runner (5.13)
7. Mitsubishi Outlander (4.95)
8. Jeep Cherokee (4.82)
9. Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid (4.1)
10. BMW i8 (3.59)
Editor’s Note: InsideEVs polled its writers and compiled a “top 10” best looking EVs list recently and the BMW i8 fared much better.
“Spark EV owners seemed to care little about the vehicle’s appearance, as 42 percent of buyers said they want to “be different.” Another 25 percent claimed they bought the car for its price.”
“Other Spark EV buyers seemed oblivious to the car’s appearance, as 19 percent said they simply “didn’t know” the car was ugly.”
Annalisa Bluhm, Chevrolet’s communication representative for plug-in vehicles, stated:
“We’re still very proud of this product.”
Bluhm says that looks are “subjective” and notes that the Spark EV has one of the lowest costs of ownerships of any model on the market today.
We all expected the BMW i3 to be on the list. Its polarizing design is love/hate, but why the heck is the BMW i8 listed? It’s arguably one of the best-looking cars on the planet.
Source: CarInsurance.com (link removed by request), CNBC via Yahoo Autos