thought this was the most interesting insight into the mind of the designer since it was rumored the lexus sc400 came from clay covered balloons. take a look, have a laugh!
keep up the good work core77…
Yeah, sure, this is the box it came in. But it’s a beautiful box. This is actually Nissan’s second Cube, following 400,000 sales of Generation I since 1998. In Japan, it’s a very big deal. Here’s why: It’s terrific.
I asked the Cube’s chief designer, Yoshi Akiyama, 42, what cars influenced him as he sat at the drawing table. “No cars,” he replied. “I’m not so much a car guy. I was looking at refrigerators from the '50s. I liked how the edges were rounded.” Akiyama once styled an excavator for Caterpillar.
I test drove one of thos SAABarus a few months ago, extremely underwelming. I was really let down. It all works in a Subaru, but for some reason the interior (which is the exact same except for the logo on the steering wheel) seems a whole lot cheaper in the SAAB, I’d save the extra few grand they charge for the SAAB grill and stick with a Subaru.
No offense for you SAAB guys who had to have another SAAB but where left without a choice but the 9’2 SAABaru after the demise of the 9’3 5 door. I respect the brand loyaly, but how can they have a 9’3 and not have a 5 door?
well, that matrix-y BMW wagon is pretty nice. I hope it doesn’t change too much when/if they put it into production (please let it already be so!).
I really like those Mazda3 hatchbacks, though. Quite a refreshing design, and they’re the right size too.
Can’t stand the magnum. Neat idea, poor execution, if you ask me.