Modern Pontiac Aztek Rendered On Chevy Trailblazer Body

Long before crossovers and SUVs were what they are today, Pontiac experimented with a model that ultimately earned the status of one of the ugliest cars in auto industry history. With the Aztek, chief designer Tom Peters wanted to launch a design renaissance at GM and “make a statement about breaking with GM’s instinct for caution.” Sadly, his design wasn’t for everyone, to put it mildly.

The Pontiac brand was phased out after the 2009 model year, with the company’s latest car being a G6 sedan manufactured in January 2010. No one talks about it anymore except a designer who goes by the name of wb.artist20. On his Instagram profile, he recently posted his attempt to make Aztek more attractive.

The rendering you see here is based on the Chevrolet Trailblazer – one of the best-selling new cars in the United States right now. There aren’t many visual similarities between the two crossovers, but if you take a closer look there is actually a good connection. Take for example the double row lights up front or the huge C-pillar of the Trailblazer which reminds us of the rear side window of the Aztek.

With a few touches here and there, including redesigned headlights and the addition of said window, the Trailblazer inherits the spirit of the original Pontiac Aztek. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing – we’ll give the floor to you, but you have to admit that this attempt deserves your attention.

In fact, in recent years, Aztek has been a regular guest on our pages as many designers try to “fix” it with virtual designs. If you want to see more of these renderings, click on this link and enjoy the work.

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