the best square cars of all time
QOROS SQUARE CAR DANCES
. With Qoros unveiling the curiously named QorosQloud Qubed at the 2014 LA Auto Show, is it time to celebrate all that is boxy in the car world? We think so, which is why we ve?ahem, searched the four corners of the automotive world to bring you the 10 best square cars of all time. As Huey Lewis once sang, it s hip to be square. Yeah
. Aside from winning the prize for the best car name in history, the QorosQloud Qubed will according to the Chinese brand learn from the driver over a period of time through the five senses , building a vehicle/driver relationship. According to Qoros, this is the ultimate connected driving experience . Are we sure we really want a relationship with our car?
. Arguably the squarest car ever made, in the nicest possible way. Originally available solely in Japan, by the time the Cube reached its third generation, Nissan saw sense and exported it to Europe and North America.
. Anything Nissan can do, Kia can do slightly different. The Kia Soul may not have the overall boxy charm of the Cube, but it does have flashing speaker surrounds and the current generation car is a huge improvement over the original.
. Giorgetto Giugiaro got it right first time when he penned the design for the original 1980 Fiat Panda. Now on to its third generation, the Panda proudly wears its square credentials throughout its cabin and boxy exterior. There are squircles everywhere in the Panda.
. Daihatsu s take on the Cube formula was a bold affair, earning it something of a cult following. Imagine a Cube, Soul and Materia triple test. From an aerodynamic perspective, this trio would tick few?um, boxes. Sorry.
SUZUKI ALTO LAPIN
. Yes, Lapin is French for Rabbit, so essentially this is the Suzuki Alto Rabbit. And isn t it cute? Like a Nissan Cube still at primary school. The Japanese kei car was aimed at women, which is why Suzuki littered the interior with pictures of rabbits. No, really
. The Fiat Qubo is often unfairly overlooked when folk are searching for the greatest boxy car of all time. Actually, has anyone actually searched for the greatest square car of all time? Whatever, the Qubo is cheap, practical and still available to buy new.
. The Skoda Yeti didn t quite make the grade for this feature, but the car that must surely have influenced it in some way has. It s called the Honda Element and it s one Honda we wish had been available over here. Suicide rear doors, a wipe clean floor and an absence of B pillars meant the compact crossover was in its element out in the wild.
HONDA N BOX
. We want an N Box. Badly. But sadly we can t have one, because it s not available over here. That said, we doubt the Japanese would let us have any, as the Honda N Box is very popular in Japan. We still want one.
. The Kia Ray is an electric powered mini MPV that s not available over here. Like what you see? Don t worry, the similar styled Kia Soul EV will be available soon.
. Wait, what s the Austin Allegro doing here? Well, the eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed it falls outside the top ten. And besides, it s only here for its quartic steering wheel. Which is almost square. And besides, the Allegro needs some love.