Unveiled at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) 2019, Karlmann King is an SUV with quite a distinct design and not in a good way.
It seems the designers were ‘inspired’ by the general concept of diamonds and falcons.
Unfortunately, they lost track somewhere in the process and evidently went more than a ‘little’ overboard.
The result is an SUV that is not only the most expensive in the world but perhaps even, let’s just say, ‘radical’ in design.
Karlmann King could be a case study for budding car designers.
We know that design of a car is subjective, but going out on a limb, we’d say that most of the design elements on the Karlmann King are bizarre.
Yes, it is butch, sharp, and chiselled, but a little moderation would have helped.
The fascia looks like it has been borrowed from a concept SUV and still looks fine, in some ways.
But our biggest gripe is with those diamond-inspired panels on the rear haunches.
Yes, the design elements and the creases are intricate, but there’s way too many of those on this car.
And we are pretty sure that no regard, whatsoever, were paid to the aerodynamics while designing the Karlmann King.
Under the hood of the world’s most expensive SUV is a Ford sourced 6.8-litre V10 engine.
That reminds us, the Karlmann King is actually modelled on the Ford F-550 pick-up truck.
No matter what we might think of it, the truth is that Karlmann King will still find takers, even if it comes bearing a price tag of $2 million.