Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: Two Squarebacks, One More Square Than The Other, And It’s Just Hijacked This Post

I don’t think it was intentional, but this shot of a VW Squareback shot by furanku2 in Mojiko, Fukuoka makes a nice twosome with that rolling cube behind it, which is a Nissan Roox. That’s one of the very popular kei-class “vans” which are the ultimate in terms of efficiency of both interior space and operating economy.

I know this was intended to be about the VW, but these ultimate squarebacks intruige me. So let’s take a look at the Roox, as we’ve soon a lot of these VWs before.

The Roox, new in 2020, is built by a joint venture with Mitsubishi. It’s taken the kei class tall wagon concept to new heights, and offers a remarkable amount of room, features and all-round cleverness.

This doesn’t show the immense leg room in the back seat, as well as the huge headroom. Yes, you know it’s right up my alley; a better xBox.

Given Japan’s rapidly aging population, this “zero gravity” front seat makes a lot of sense.

Power comes from a 660 cc triple, with either 51 or 63 hp. Plenty, in reality, but Americans would never accept that. Yet it would be the perfect city/suburban car.