Concept cars that have become dull gray mass

December 26, 2014 at 23:00

When it was first brought to the auto show, it was gaining millions of likes on the internet and hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic sighs. But then comes the serial adaptation of the whole “wow effect” might disappear somewhere. We picked up 5 concepts that serial debut became boring gray mass.

Volkswagen Concept A – Tiguan (N5)

Volkswagen Concept A - Tiguan (N5) pics

Volkswagen Concept A - Tiguan (N5) picture


Archetype of crossover “Tiguan” was strongly pleased. And predatory face and inflated hips and romping roofline. Honestly, we were so anxious to debutant Geneva 2006 went into series with minimal changes.

Volkswagen Tiguan pics

Volkswagen Tiguan picture

But the reality was much more stocky – strict corporate style, no bright accessory, not a single button unbuttoned.

Suzuki Kizashi

Suzuki Kizashi pics

Suzuki Kizashi picture

To debut its mid-size sedan Suzuki was preparing a long time. A very long time.

Suzuki Kizashi pics

Suzuki Kizashi image

And now look what of all this beauty turned out … The most banal series sedan 2009? Not surprisingly, the boring-boring-boring Kizashi was a disappointment not only in design but also in commercial terms.

Opel Antara GTC Concept – Antara

Opel Antara GTC Concept pics

Opel Antara GTC Concept picture

From the first Opel crossover we were waiting too much. And bright conceptual Antara GTC really lit at the Frankfurt Salon in 2005. Trim, muscular, nice …

Opel Antara pics

Opel Antara picture

Next “Antara” was really boring.

Jaguar C-XF and FX

Jaguar C-XF  pics

Jaguar C-XF picture

After S-Taipa new business-class sedan from the “Jaguar” we were waiting with fear. But a great concept car C-XF, blew the Detroit auto show in January of 2007, it seemed reassured even the skeptics …

Jaguar XF pics

Jaguar XF picture

It’s only been six months, and we saw in Frankfurt serine “XF.” Saw and feared. Dzhezus Christ, who came up with the idea to replace an elegant optics of the concept on these lights? Eww…

Nissan Qashqai Concept – Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai Concept pics

Nissan Qashqai Concept picture

Someone would say that this conceptual outfit in serial car would have no chance to become a bestseller. Of Course. But still a little bit insulting.

Nissan Qashqai pics

Nissan Qashqai picture

Especially when the serial urban crossover looks a little underwhelming