2023 AutoLooks Cookie Award winners
ACM may not be your everyday run of the mill companies. But the layout in which they chose to enter the marketplace with, is very familiar to most of us. Utilizing the standard two (2) box layout, ACM has created a new toaster to battle the likes of the Honda Step WGN, Suzuki Spacia and Kia Soul. There is one difference with this toaster though.......it's the only one on the list which you can plug in when you want to make toast.
Simple, may be what sets this product out from the rest of the crowd.
Alpha Motors is new to the world and they are going all in on the automotive world. With multiple products riding on a similar platform, Alpha has the recipe for success. And with an all too simple design, this success may come from being easily recognizable. "Hey! that looks just like the cookies my mom makes",
Everyone is going surfin' with these in there basket.
A wolf in disguise of a cookie cutter
Yet again Alpha Motors makes the list, as their truck version follows the same format. Similar to most truck cookie cutter shapes, the Wolf may stand out as a modern day 80's Tacoma, but it still follows the cutter shape layout. Hopefully Alpha Motors changes their recipe for their next generation of products.
Honda's love affair with toaster designs isn't slowing down
Well, that was a breath of fresh air, is what Honda said when they updated the Step WGN this year. It may have moved off of our Rusty Award list, but that doesn't mean its moved up in the world. Softer edges make this cutter a bit easier to handle and safer for the whole family. But does that mean its better? That is up to
It may be grander than the last, but its layout is not.
Hyundai may be on top of their game when it comes to new products, but it seems if they are not copying others, then they are going bland. The 2023 Grandeur proves this theory, as it utilizes the Staria's basic lines which have set the stage for Hyundai's new design format.
This new layout may be something
A changeover into the EV world has brought back Hyundai's simpler designs
Yet again Hyundai makes one of our lists. This year though they didn't make out CopyCat awards. Good for them, as this is a move up. But, can you really say a move onto the basic layout awards list is a move up. They are doing their own work now, but is their own work really award worthy. AutoLooks thinks so, even if it is on the simplest of awards lists.
High Performance Ratings
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.
AutoLooks rates the Front End, Rear End, Side and Overall Appeal of each and every new vehicle from around the world.
If they rate above 75%, they receive our A+ AWARD for design excellence.
If our rating system turns up a score below 45%, then that model will receive our RUSTY AWARD of design failure.
And don't think of borrowing to many design features from another company, or you will wind up taking home our COPYCAT AWARD. This award outlines which model they are borrowing from and how close they are to the original
At the end of each year, AutoLooks puts together all of the their information into one easy to read article which outlines the best, worst, lost and new products from each year.
So join us on our journey of automotive criticism and take a look on our RATED pages to see how well each company, segment and model fair against their rivals.