Welcome back to the Redusernab series intended to light-heartedly help the global motor industry take steps towards giving us, the buying public, the cars we want. Or, in some cases, showing them what they really shouldn’t consider offering lest we pelt them with retaliatory tomatoes.
Our first Redusernab Concept Car was a Compact Personal Luxury Coupé. Your interpretations were varied, generally it was accepted as a Lincoln, though Eunos Cosmo and even Lancia were mentioned. Even the Buick Reatta was shown reverence, so maybe the time for a re-emergence of that nameplate? A good start, then, with plenty of identities being bandied about but no confirmation as to whether it should be built. Let’s call it a maybe.
So, now for something completely different.
4×4 stuff is fun to draw. A buyer of a tough off-road vehicle is typically more interested in the look of strength, sturdiness and agility than elegance, power and poise, or at least this was the case before the blossoming of the never-get-my-tyres–dirty luxo SUVs.
If you want a tough, pared down off-highway tool your choice of new vehicle is pretty limited these days, with even Land Rover’s evergreen Defender due for retirement just around the corner. So, with that in mind Redusernab Concept Car #2 is just that; a stripped bare, easy-to-wrench mule, and I say mule even though I seem to have inadvertently given it the facial expression of a particularly enthusiastic puppy.
So, would this sell? Who would sell it? Lateral thought can be allowed here; it’s pretty close to open wheeled which might make legislators a bit twitchy; so how about agricultural machinery and plant manufacturers? Or companies like Polaris or Bombardier?
Build or bury? The decision is yours.
(All drawings by Chris Haining for Redusernab 2015)