And the 2022 Rusty Award Goes To......
For 2022 it seems that MWM decided to utilize the outdated design of the UAZ 469 HT, was a perfect fit for an EV makeover. This thought could have been so, as the UAZ and its Beijing counterpart are still heavily used to this day. Unfortunately MWM forgot to make any updates to this design to make it a bit more modern. But, I guess when the product already works, you might as well not change it.
Our runner up this year is from a company who seems to always be on our list. I guess our reviews and ratings are not hitting hard at Suzuki headquarters. So, yet again Suzuki's Alto hits our list and almost hits the #1 spot. Good thing for MWM as Suzuki could have taken home another Rusty award this year. Ah well, I guess there's always next refresh.
To our surprise it wasn't just our new arrival from MWM which hit the bottom of this list, as both products from Yomper hit the bottom. Guess when one is bad, you might as well just go with it. This is true with Bollinger as well, since their final revision before sales begin didn't make a difference to both the B1 and B2. Both products are yet again at the bottom of our list for worst designs. Has no on learned from Tesla's Cybertruck yet.
As with every year most of bottom runners didn't really catch us off guard. A few vans, hatchbacks and EV/Hybrids, but for 2022 we had a few more trucks hit the list. This could be due to the increased investment into the cargo delivery market. But again this pales in comparison to the thirty-two (32) EV/Hybrid models which hit the list this year. Guess its time to shape up when it comes to EV changeovers.
In the end 2022 wasn't as bad as 2021, as this list did decrease in size by ten (10) vehicles. But the same can't be said about the average grade as 2022 slipped down by 1% to an uncool 42.59% overall. Hopefully 2023 will bring less from the bottom end and make the bottom end look better.
2022 AutoLooks Rusty Award Winner - 2022 MWM Spartan
2022 Rusty Award Winners
2022 Rusty Awards - Fifty-Eight (58) rated vehicles, with an average score of 42.59%
AutoLooks "RATED" is where we rate and review vehicles from around the world from every segment of the automotive industry. Our 1,215 point system is based on Four (4) key areas of automotive design.