These cars with 'smiling faces' will definitely brighten up your dial

McLaren P1
McLaren P1
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• Some cars have a 'smiling face'.

• Hyundai, Toyota and Mazda all have 'happy' cars.

• The 'smile' is formed by the shape of the headlights and front bumper.

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Whether it's a full-blooded race car, bakkie or high-strung luxury exotic, each vehicle that comes off the production line follows a unique design cue.

Everything from the headlights, bonnet and front bumper are shaped accordingly to give the front of the car a distinct appearance.

Happier than others

The rear of any modern vehicle follows a relatively simple concept, with the shape of the rear lights and exhaust layout the most common changes - the Lexus LFA and VW Golf VI R are just a few examples of this.

READ: These are some of the weirdest dashboard designs you'll ever see

These days, most modern cars come standard with LED daytime running lights, which adds a bit more sophistication and appeal, especially at night.

Normal passenger cars generally have 'softer' front-ends while the more A-list offerings follow a stricter yet aggressive design. Manufacturers can't have an M or AMG model looking tame, so everything has to be aggressive.

Do you know of any other 'happy' cars to add to this list? Email us or please leave your comments below.

Some drivers even fit plastic headlight eyelashes to give their pride and joy a bit more personality, although not everyone likes it.

No matter what mood you're in, the front-ends of these cars will make you feel somewhat happy:

Hyundai Atos
2021 Hyundai Atos
Mazda MX-5
2021 Mazda MX-5
Toyota Yaris
2021 Toyota Yaris
2021 Mazda3
Peugeot 208
2021 Peugeot 208
McLaren P1
McLaren P1

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