Automotive design is part art, part engineering, part manufacturing, part marketing. On rare occasions, all those parts come together to create a brilliant, transcendent car. This year, art, engineering, manufacturing and marketing have collaborated to produce the vehicles on Forbes' list of the Ugliest Cars Of 2012.
Forbes polled a group of experts, and asked them to express their opinions on a list of vehicles available for sale in the United States for the 2012 model year. Forbes also asked them to share their thoughts about the current state of automotive design. Forbes' experts were: George Peterson, President and founder of Auto Pacific, a leading automotive marketing research and product-consulting firm; Michelle Naranjo, managing editor at Autobytel.com, automotive socialite and host of Autoline Detroit’s Open Line Show, often found on Twitter as @MissMotorMouth; and Evan Gubernick, creative director of Antenna Magazine, a men’s lifestyle magazine.
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