Way back in 1999, Ford put Marc Newson, a furniture designer who'd never designed a car before, in charge of developing a concept vehicle for the Tokyo Motor Show. The resulting vehicle, the 021c concept, was hated by all. It was just too quirky, too unlike anything else on the road, and maybe, just maybe, ahead of its time.
The exterior of the concept is strikingly devoid of ornamentation. The door handles have been reduced to push buttons. The headlamps and tail lamps have been combined into single-lens horizontal light bars that dominate the front and rear ends of the vehicle.
The interior design of the 021c wasn't the most ergonomic that we've seen, with a Fisher-Price aesthetic, odd gauge placement, and blindingly bright dash colors. Although we have to admit, that steering wheel looks pretty trick!