From an Aztek blogger:Its daring and futuristic looking!... With all said an done, I think the CH-R is far from a Pontiac Aztek.
Generally speaking, "futuristic" designs don't age well.The Pontiac Aztek’s futuristic styling (targeted at “Generation X” car buyers) was well received upon its reveal in 1999 and enjoyed a short production run as a “sport recreational vehicle.”
That's why I wrote "futuristic" designs don't age well.wow...how is that design above 'futuristic'? XD
I'm with you on this......we'll see when the C-HR rolls in the market.Its definitely polarizing for sure! What I'm reading in this thread is that roughly half the people love the design and the other half hates its. I personally love it! Its daring and futuristic looking! Though I feel like Toyota's latest designs have been a hit or miss for me lately....take for example the latest generation Prius. In my opinion that is an ugly car. With all said an done, I think the CH-R is far from a Pontiac Aztek. I think 98% of people at that time thought that car was ugly. But I definitely appreciate automaker taking design risk. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. In my opinion the Germans use to design breathtaking beautiful cars but lately (the past couple of years) they really have been resting on their laurels. Their cars are still nice but they no longer look like anything special. Its especially made worst by the fact that now its seems that everybody and their mom drives a BMW and Audi! The fact that you see them everywhere coupled by the fact that their design really hasn't change or evolve makes them look even more stale. But to each their own i guess! A lot of people still love those cars so I'm probably in the minority.
I find it hard to see how the C-HR is daring in any way. Tesla, in their approach, is daring. Elio Motors, in their approach, is daring. The main stream auto manufacturers, not so daring.I think it is about time car manufacturers started getting a little daring with their designs. They have been complacent in their designs for many years now.
I agree with what you are saying about Tesla and Elio. That Elio is crazy looking and I would love seeing them around the roadways.
honestly, I find the HRV more of like a downsized CRV....thus I see the design a little boring and too safe actually.I think it is about time car manufacturers started getting a little daring with their designs. They have been complacent in their designs for many years now.
I don't care for the lighting either.I'm not a fan of interior accent lighting or big LCD displays sticking up in the middle of the dashboard.
Seats look very well bolstered.