Puegeot are pretty much non-existent in my area. An early 80s example with really strange (to me) headlights came up for sale a while back. It was a true survivor being sold by the original owner.
A younger me probably would have called it ugly.
I was enthralled, and actually closer to following up on the ad than things I have actually been looking for. I don't really regret passing on it and hopefully it got a second owner that loves it as much as that first one clearly did.
Too bad most of these designs didn't see production. They are far more interesting than the 70's cars that actually got built. I am a fan of the wedge design, so futuristic looking They would have also made great Hot Wheels!
Dormant in the hearts of the true Mazda engineers has to be the desire to bring back the rotary... but what tech leap is needed to make that appealing in this era of anti-ICE (from governments) and threatened-era-to-be?
I don't know, it's a genuine question.
If there was some wacky fuel/tech combo that could make a rotary carbon negative with math, then you stand a chance of seeing it.
You have minivans concepts from at least GM and Ford in the 70s to my understanding.
Dick Teague working at AMC drew a lot of stuff (some of it made production) that was pretty innovative. Some of it was panned by critics at the time, but looking back there is a lot of things in the last 30 years that maybe owe some debt there.
This particular article should of had the word "Euro" in the headline. The author is from the UK and that is the point of view they are supposed to give here. I welcome it.
Should some other authors (or this one) give us the North American, Japanese, etc. parallel articles to this --yes please.