planewasted
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Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:34 am

Lada's new concept car looks really weird. Ans what's up with the rear view mirrors?

Article and pictures (only in Swedish, if the pictures don't work, click on "stor bild")
http://www.automotorsport.se/bigpix/2008/lada_crossover_1_big.jpg
http://www.automotorsport.se/bigpix/2008/lada_crossover_2_big.jpg
http://www.bytbil.com/garaget/Nyhet.aspx?id=1353



Ugly but at the same time really cool.
 
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Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:55 am

My first reaction is it looks like a cartoon car. Front bumper looks like a mouth and the headlights like eyes, the black strip a nose perhaps... a turtle?
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Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:58 am



Quoting PlaneWasted (Thread starter):
Lada's new concept car looks really weird. Ans what's up with the rear view mirrors?

Maybe the rear-mirrors are small cameras feeding a twin-display on the dashboard?
Otherwise a pretty disturbing design...
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Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:41 am

Well, when looking at any new Lada design, I've never experienced anything else than shock and that feeling of pity for a company that seems like it's trying hard to never ever design a car that looks any good.

This went about the same.  worried 
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Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:57 am



Quoting PlaneWasted (Thread starter):
Ugly but at the same time really cool.

I completely agree with what you said. Apart from everything after you said "ugly"...

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Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:00 am

its a concept. what do you expect?
 
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Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:32 am

I didn't realise Lada were still making cars. I thought they went out of business at the same time the USSR did.
 
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Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:36 am

First thought I had when I saw the pic was... "Renault"... this looks like a concept car only Renault could come up with!

Guess I'm wrong  silly 
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RE: Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:24 pm



Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 2):
Maybe the rear-mirrors are small cameras feeding a twin-display on the dashboard?

Or perhaps they've just worked out that nobody in Russia uses them anyway  silly 
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RE: Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:27 pm

The rear view cameras are interesting, but why put them there. Seems the end of the front bumper would have cleaner lines and no blind spots.
 
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RE: Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:30 pm

Yikes!
Looks like they want to start making ugly cars too.  vomit 
I like Ladas to be boxy & plain.
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RE: Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:27 pm

Holy Hell, that really is ugly. Hopefully never becomes a reality, now or even in the future.

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RE: Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:36 pm

Somewhat resembles the old school Lada Niva, which looked better..

As ugly as it looks it's way cooler than the dorky Honda Insight. Unthinkable that Honda would think such a stupid looking vehicle (glad it bombed) should replace the reliable, cool-looking, quick, and... fuel effiecient!!!!!! Honda CRX.
 
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RE: Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:17 am

A much nicer modern Lada

 
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RE: Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:32 am

This thing looks like a fat guy sat on it and threw up. This is pathetic! And cameras for side-view mirrors?! What's wrong with using, well, actual mirrors?!
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RE: Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:38 am



Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 14):



Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 14):
And cameras for side-view mirrors?! What's wrong with using, well, actual mirrors?!

Cleaner lines, maybe less weight, better sight.
 
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RE: Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:52 am

They better cut the vodka allotment to the design department  drunk 
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RE: Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:30 am



Quoting Mham001 (Reply 15):
Problem is that even with outragous exteriors, their mechanics are only up to 1980's international levels.

 
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RE: Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:31 am

Looks like a cross between a golf cart and a bowling shoe. I'll bet it still reeks of gas inside like every Lada I've ever been in.
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RE: Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:17 am

I'm having doubts about this so called 'concept car'...

What is it doing rotting outside in a half cared-for office building inner court?
If that thing was a sign of things to come at Lada, it would be carefully exposed somewhere inside the design buiding or would have been seen in some sort of car show.

I can't understand what's written in the attached forum, but it seems to me like this might just be a styling exercise (maybe not even from Lada, but from a bunch of students or something) that's probably not that new.

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 13):
A much nicer modern Lada

Interesting. It looks like a squared off Fiat Bravo with over inflated wheel arches.

Wy is it Russian designers absolutely persist in refusing to use wheel rims bigger than 14 inches?
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RE: Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:50 am

It looks like a Fisher-Price car smashed by a 5-year old.  thumbsdown 

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RE: Ladas New Concept Car (shock)

Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:12 am



Quoting Rleiro (Reply 20):
It looks like a Fisher-Price car smashed by a 5-year old.

Actually looks like a 5 year old's shoe lol it truly is ugly

Has anyone noticed the front wheel is bigger, wth?

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 19):
Wy is it Russian designers absolutely persist in refusing to use wheel rims bigger than 14 inches?

It looks like the Russians gave up exporting automobiles since the early 90s so they still keep the rim size from that era

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