Friday, 2 November 2012
Forgive me but I could not resist talking about the Mitsuoka because I saw one on the road this morning. The Nouera, is actually a Honda Accord Euro that has underwent a cosmetic surgery by the most horrible plastic surgeon in the world, unfortunately. Artistic or exotic as some may claim, this is one really awful looking car.
On the other hand the Himiko on the left seems rather pleasant. With some better rims, this could well be a real looker.
I kid you not but the Himiko was actually based on the Mazda MX-5. While the wheelbase has been extensively extended, you cannot miss those Miata mirrors and the doors. Take a look at the interior and you will be convinced.
It is really unfortunate that I have not seen any of these on the roads but the blend is certainly more pleasing to the eyes then what was offered for the Nouera.
Nevertheless, this would still not be a car that I would put my money on. Perhaps it would be a nice car for weddings and weddings alone for it would really stand out in the pictorials. Apart from that it, it will never appeal to me because classic cars cannot be replicated, especially from an integration like this.
Obviously, I am no car designer but if I was, I would literally rebuild the whole thing like they did for the Beetle and the Mini. Only then will a legendary model be resurrected and accepted by the masses. The Japanese build great cars but the are seriously not the "West Coast Customs" of Asia.