The latest surveys made on which among the biggest car manufacturers produce vehicles with the finest exterior styling revealed some surprising facts. The United States biggest vehicle valuation company Kelly Blue Book came up with the latest automotive research study results categorized on exterior styling.
Japanese car manufacturing giant Nissan came out as the runaway leader on exceptional exterior styling with its sedans outclassing other Asian import bigwigs like Toyota and sales leader Honda. Honda, not totally ending as a loser, finished second while Toyota bagged the third spot. Despite its much publicized challenges, Ford Motor Company has been deemed as producing trucks with the best exterior craftsmanship. In fact, all top four brands in the best truck exterior styling category are home-grown brands with GMC running second, Chevy on the third spot, and Dodge placing fourth. The import Toyota dropped on the fifth place while Nissan ranked eighth and Honda after the tenth spot in the same grouping.
Imports made it on the top of exterior styling in four out of seven fields. For luxury sedans and SUVs, BMW ranked number one. More people voted for Mercedes Benz as having the most exquisite exterior design in the convertibles and sports car category. Lexus, Infiniti, and Porsche all ranked top spots as well.
According to Kelly Blue Book, the way a vehicle looks is one of the top deciding factors in the way the vehicle will fare in terms of sales and consumer perception. Exterior styling has always been a driving force in enticing people to choose the brand and make of the vehicle they would want to drive.
In response to the public clamor on better exterior styling, Jaguar has come up with the XK Exterior Styling Pack. This additional Jaguar appearance enhancer has been available since 2007. Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum said that the enhancement package was released in order to “visually emphasize the stance and presence of the XK”. The styling pack includes new exhaust tailpipe finishers, upper and lower mesh grilles that are available in black or bright finishes, and rear and front valances. The Exterior Styling pack is designed to match all types of Jaguar colors.
As more and more augmentations and enrichments are being done by most car manufacturers to up their exterior designs, the battle for the best external look in cars has reached an all time high. Others have to watch out for the incoming new Hyundai exterior look which is far from the usual Korean design that we all know.