Originally Posted by haji
as you know they cant make it any bigger due to the jdm k-car segment limit. they cant make the engine any bigger, either.
They tried conceptually with the Element which had all the earmarks of a game changer. Too bad their execution left much too much to be desired. Japanese "box" cars have a certain panache and strange retro-like appeal. The Japanese automakers need to work harder to translate kei to a larger size, because if they do AND if they play up how "Japanese" the box cars are, it could be a lucrative niche. First Scion Xb was a brilliant "kei" car, the second one was just a car.