Controversial opinions ahead! Have you seen a new car or truck that desperately needed a redesign? There are a variety of new cars and new trucks on the market that could use a zhuzhing up (cough, Tesla, cough). These cars, trucks, and minivan might have a 2021 or 2022 production date, but the looks are lagging behind.
When it comes to new cars need an update, the Nissan GT-R fits the bill
The Nissan GT-R is one of the more recognizable new cars on this Jalopnik-sourced list, mainly because it hasn’t been updated in forever. This version of the Nissan GT-R was first seen at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show, and though some special editions have come out, it looks pretty much the same. The front end looks a bit more aggressive in the newest versions, but that’s where it ends.
The Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model X, and Model Y are new cars that look old
Across the entire electric vehicle brand, the Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model X, and Model Y look primarily unchanged. There are some new features on the Tesla Model S Plaid, like the spoiler; the entire Tesla line looks the same as when it first came out. To the untrained eye, a 2013 Tesla looks like a 2022 Tesla. Don’t hate us for this one, but the new cars don’t stand out much. Tesla even took away the steering wheel but didn’t change the outside.
The Toyota Tacoma is a new truck that has old looks
People love the Toyota Tacoma, but it looks largely the same every year. Toyota loves to add a new grille on the front and shout “VOILÀ!” The Tacoma is expected to get a full redesign soon, but the new truck just has some new bits and pieces for 2022. It doesn’t look that dated due to the minor upgrades on the outside, but give the people what they want.
The Chevrolet Camaro needs an update before it goes out to pasture
There. We said it. The Chevrolet Camaro needs a new look. It is understandable that Chevy is trying to hone in on the vintage/old school style that worked well for new cars in the past, but it’s time to let it go. Unfortunately, Chevy will probably kill off the Camaro before actually giving it more attention. Sayonara, Chevy Camaro.
The Honda Odyssey has a modern interior but a dated exterior
Looking for a minivan? The Honda Odyssey has had a few nips and tucks in recent years to make it look more aggressive (for a minivan), but it needs a total update. People love minivans and deserve a hip look while dropping the kids off! Also, the interior of the Honda Odyssey has all sorts of recent tech upgrades and family-friendly features, but the outside is lagging.
You’ve probably been honked at by a Nissan Maxima recently
You have probably seen a Nissan Maxima in your rearview mirror lately. Probably changing lanes without a blinker or honking at you two seconds after the light changes. At that time, you might have noticed that it needs a bit of an update. The Maxima hasn’t seen an update in about eight years, and it shows. Honk, honk, Nissan. Get to it.
The ever-popular new car, the Subaru Ascent
The Subaru Ascent isn’t known for its wild styling. It is known for being a well-designed new car and a capable vehicle that can tote a surfboard and your groceries all at once. But Subaru should give it some attention and fix it up a little. The most recent redesign was in 2017, and a lot has happened in the automotive industry since then. Subaru has been ramping up the changes on other models, so do the Ascent next!
A non-EV new truck option is the Chevrolet Silverado (gasoline-powered)
The Chevrolet Silverado EV was just announced this week, but even that looks a bit dated. Chevy trucks, in general, look a lot alike across the board, but the Chevy Silverado needs a grand update. Perhaps once the focus changes to the electric truck, the gasoline-powered vehicle will get a little update too. Or maybe not, because gas trucks are out. Just kidding. This new truck could still use a bit of help, especially with the headlights.