The Kia Picanto has been named Britain’s ‘worst’ everyday car on sale today, according to new research that uses the ‘golden ratio’ to rate the attractiveness of the UK’s most popular models.
The golden ratio is a mathematical ratio that is claimed to be found in the natural world, including seashells, sunflowers, and space structures. It was devised in ancient Greece to determine ‘physical perfection’ by comparing measurements, proportions and symmetry.
As such, research on cars by the Vanarama portal used ‘science and maths’, comparing the ratio of 50 of the most bought new cars in Great Britain to the golden ratio, to give each vehicle a score of 100. done.
According to the analysis, Kia’s small city car achieved the lowest score with a rating of just seven out of 100, making it Britain’s ugliest everyday vehicle in showrooms.
Meanwhile, the Audi A3 won the title of Britain’s Most Beautiful Car with a top score of 83 out of 100.
Notably, the top and bottom spots on the list reflect a broader trend in the rankings, with South Korean firm Kia indicating that it makes the ugliest car according to the study.
On the other hand, German carmaker Audi proved to be the most attractive engine maker, with two of its vehicles in the top five most beautiful cars.
The Kia Picanto ranks last on the list behind other widely-powered cars, including the Citroën C1, Kia Sportage, Land Rover Discovery and the Fiat 500.
Kia’s smallest car may not be the most attractive in scientific calculations, but it is one of the most economically attractive not only for its price but also for its consumption, making it a popular choice for new drivers.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, Audi’s A3 was followed by the VW Golf, Vauxhall Mokka, Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series, which were ranked as the most beautiful cars in the UK. (yo)