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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Design: New York Auto Show -- Scion Hako Coupe

Toyota's youthful Scion division introduced the new Hako Coupe showcar with some dude in a suit yesterday going "Blah blah youth blah blah youth, youth blah blah blah youth youth..oh and young!" So like, oldsters, stop buying Scions because their high rooflines and good visibility make them ideal vehicles for the wheelchair bound and those to tired to stoop.

Anyhoo, the Hako is inspired by the youth of Japan being inspired by youthful American hot rods etc. Scion's exec invited the press to hate on the Viagra inspired windshield angle and Zellweger-esque frontal treatment because the olds never get what the kids dig. Me, I like it.
Where it gets really dopey rather than, er...dope, is the cameras built into the sides of the car (those are the little round lenses in the front fenders). Apparently the "youths" will share video of goofy looking passers-by and questionable driving with each other. They might even download it!
From the back you can see the cool wraparound inset window line.

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