…that was the intention behind the design, says Wikipedia but the allegation is not supported by a reference.
At the moment I am conducting an inquiry into whether ugly cars can tell us anything about the aesthetic experience. This research calls for some examples and the 2004 Ssanyong Rodius is one of the great ugly cars of recent times by common consensus. What is wrong with it and how was it supposed to be seen? It was too tall and the wheel-base too short. In brief, the proportions were incorrect by a long way. But had it remained a van nobody would have cared.
For the fourth image I reduced the size of the green house and tried to align the A-pillar with the front axle (so it was in line with it). The photo amendments are not refined so you may have to squint to ignore my artless daubings. That was another advantage of a long shot.
The lesson of this car is that it’s best not to try to push the graphics too far ahead of the actual package. There is nothing wrong with a big van to haul people: pretending it’s a yacht is just expecting too much of the tailoring and tweaking that is sometimes used to fib a little in automotive design.