Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A different kind of hybrid car...

Combining the tall, fat-bodied look of the AE120 Toyota Corolla...


...with the unmistakable rear styling of the fifth-gen Honda City...


...and powered by Mitsubishi's 4G18 which powered the base seventh-gen Lancer (which, ironically, doesn't have a nickname yet as far as I know, like the sixth-gen "pizza" or the fifth-gen "itlog")...


...from a brand whose name and logo bears some resemblance to BMW's...


...China's BYD Auto's F3 really is a DIFFERENT kind of hybrid car.

3 comments:

Mel said...

That Lancer is referred to locally by enthusiasts as the "Lancer Cedia" w/c means "Century Diamond"

Do drop by: http://www.mitsulancerph.org

The Typical Guy said...

Really? Isn't the 'Cedia' the seventh-gen model? Are you saying the name still applies to the eighth-gen model which has a totally different platform? And isn't the 'Cedia' name so simple and pretentious as opposed to the mekaniko-friendly names like 'itlog' and 'pizza or even the once ubiquitous 'box type'? Won't the boys at Banawe be confused when you tell them you're looking for parts for your Lancer 'Cedia'?

Mel said...

Lancers from 2003 up to the Lancer GT with the 4g63 (except the new EX w/c we call the Fortis)are considered "Cedia" despite having different grills.

There are very few or no Cedia parts in Banawe.