Richard’s recent examination of a brochure for a 1998 Fiat Multipla inevitably drew diverging opinions in the comments about the vehicle’s styling.
My own position has always been that, with their first attempt, Fiat’s chefs mixed together too many challenging ingredients to make the resultant dish palatable. The facelift, on the other hand, skewed too far the other way, removing much of the flavour by imposing a bland face on an otherwise interesting body.
It dawned on me that the ideal Multipla was somewhere in between the pre- and post-facelift models. The only successful part of the facelift, to my eyes at least, was the removal of the awkward belt line the windscreen and bonnet. What would a 1998 Multipla look like with the rising bonnet of the 2004 model?
Time to fire up Photoshop.
I post the result for the consideration of the great and good of the DTW readership. Let me know your thoughts below.