This is what a modern Aztek could look like.
Launched in 2000, the Pontiac Aztek is widely considered to be one of the ugliest cars ever made thanks to its ungainly proportions and abundance of plastic cladding. The polarizing mid-sized crossover hasn't been in production in 2005, but its role in the popular TV series 'Breaking Bad' as Walter White's ride gave it a resurgence in popularity in the 2010s.
To find out, TheSketchMonkey, a YouTube channel famous for giving modern takes on classic cars, has attempted to modernize the crossover with a new look that doesn't give small children nightmares.
Earlier this year, The Sketch Monkey gave the front of the Pontiac Aztek a redesign, and now the digital artist has attempted to improve the rear design. This was no easy task, as TheSketchMonkey admitted this was one of the most challenging redesigns the artist has ever done and took three days to complete. The challenge was to improve the design but still make it recognizable as an Aztek.
To achieve this, TheSketchMonkey simplified the design lines and merged the side windows into one piece, giving the crossover a much cleaner look. As a result, it no longer looks like two cars stacked on top of each other.
However, to make the Aztek still stand out quirky design elements such as the plastic elements and distinctive shape have been left untouched as the artist didn't want the design to resemble a generic modern SUV. The resulting design will probably still be divisive, but it's a considerable improvement over the original. What do you think of this modern take on the Pontiac Aztek? Let us know in the comments below.