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Pininfarina off day? #1645763
03/11/2020 11:30
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Spotted an odd looking creature called a Matic or Matrix in car park, not sure what it was but sort of upright small people carrier thing. Odd window alignment in rear, pretty hideous really.
Strange thing was it had Pininfarina badges on it, presumably nicked, can't believe it was Italian, possibly north Korea !

Re: Pininfarina off day? [Re: respace] #1645764
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Hyundai Matrix?


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Re: Pininfarina off day? [Re: respace] #1645765
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Could be, fits the Korean assumption, surely it isn't a Pininfarina design? Perhaps they slipped something in their drink whilst visiting North Korea!

Re: Pininfarina off day? [Re: respace] #1645767
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Re: Pininfarina off day? [Re: respace] #1645768
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The Matrix has been designed by Pinin....
Not a fan of the BMW 7 series design by Bangle either.


20VT, build in 1997, first used in 1998
https://youtu.be/mI0jZIIBc2w
Re: Pininfarina off day? [Re: GrahamL] #1645774
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OMG! It wasn't just an off day, several it would appear! Looks as if their drawing board was positioned on a fault line.

Re: Pininfarina off day? [Re: respace] #1645776
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Hiring Pininfarina just to design a crappy looking car is like hiring Gordon Ramsay just to put a ready meal in the microwave.

Re: Pininfarina off day? [Re: JKD] #1645778
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Originally Posted by JKD
Hiring Pininfarina just to design a crappy looking car is like hiring Gordon Ramsay just to put a ready meal in the microwave.


That's what might have happened, someone put the design models in the microwave and nobody noticed! Explains the wonky lines.

Re: Pininfarina off day? [Re: respace] #1645783
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It’s just marketing and pinin probably needed the money.


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https://youtu.be/mI0jZIIBc2w
Re: Pininfarina off day? [Re: jaaps2] #1645921
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I did.



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Re: Pininfarina off day? [Re: respace] #1645943
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Re: Pininfarina off day? [Re: jaaps2] #1645953
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Actual footage of Pininfarina when they got paid for designing the Hyundai Matrix...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S4mY4FHyT80

Re: Pininfarina off day? [Re: respace] #1645957
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Just read some owner's comments on the Matrix, only negative one was the design, nobody mentioned Pininfarina.


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