So today’s journey into the abstract began with a memory of a vehicle in passing. The Ford Everest. A version of Mazda’s B-series pickup. Sold to the middle eastern and Asian markets.
This then reminded me of a vehicle I’d seen in passing long ago. Another version and probably the successor to the Everest. The Mazda Proceed. It’s neat to see SUV versions of pickups I’d never associated with such an idea. It’s funny, here in North America people would put caps/canopies on the back of pickups, seal them to the cab and cut the back of the cab out to make their own SUV’s. Much like the Toyota Trekker I mentioned in an article documenting abstract Toyota pickups, found here.
This reminds me, there is one vehicle I’ve learned about since that previous Toyota article. I was bopping around the internet like usual and ran into a photo of an Indonesian Toyota Mighty-X Station Wagon / Van.
While we’re riding this train of B-series badge fudging and oddly named Mazda’s we might as well touch in on, some more ford versions.
Another abstract badge abuse came in the form of the Mazda Navajo. A mildly insensitively named version of the Ford Explorer. This was the least of your desires. An American manufactured vehicle badged as a Japanese vehicle. I could only think that this would hurt Mazda’s image, than help it. lol What’s neat is they were only sold as the 2-door version of the Explorer chassis, which in Explorer form was rare on it’s own.
Edit: Update, today’s drawing