The DAF XT. I think I’ve found the absolute ugliest truck ever made. Being Dutch, the designers were probably high. Thankfully, I don’t think these were ever mass produced or anything, and remained in obscurity.
The world of European trucks with sticky outy fronts is an interesting one. For the most part, it only seems as if Scandiwegians and the Dutch are really interested in them, and even then they’re for the most part only prevalent as show trucks. Above is an Iveco Strator, which is a Dutch-built version of the Australian Iveco PowerStar, seen below.
The PowerStar can be had in two different “styles” if you will. There’s the European-esque style, like above.
Or you could have a much more American looking front end, like above. Honestly, the PowerStar isn’t a bad looking truck. I think with some modifications, Iveco could do quite well selling these in North America. After all, they already have an established heavy vehicle dealership network in the form of Case and New Holland tractor/construction equipment dealerships.
There’s also the Scania T, which was discontinued by S a few years ago, but remains in the form of a kit that can be applied to a regular old Scania truck, seen below.
The other big Swedish truck maker, Volvo, had a go at making one too in the form of the NH. Despite it’s similarities to the North American VNL series, the two trucks aren’t related to my knowledge any more than the regular FH series (which the NH is based on) is to the VNL.