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BeN

39 cars that changed the world

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/39-cars-changed-world

I'm surprised the Nissan Qashqai isn't in there. Surely the one responsible for the thousands of crossovers we now see on the roads.

Also can't they round it up to a nice 40?
PhilD

39 is more edgy.
Big Blue

Ran out of ideas with the Arial Nomad. Changed the world? Never heard of it.
Stuntman

^^^ Philistine!  I'd love one (if I had the time and opportunity to use it properly).
Humphrey The Pug

I would have thought that the Scenic would be on there and also the McLaren F1.
BeN

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
I would have thought that the Scenic would be on there and also the McLaren F1.


Yeah. And Bugatti Veyron too.
Blarno

Re: 39 cars that changed the world

BeN wrote:
http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/39-cars-changed-world

I'm surprised the Nissan Qashqai isn't in there. Surely the one responsible for the thousands of crossovers we now see on the roads.

Also can't they round it up to a nice 40?


Are we to be thankful for crossovers?  
BeN

Re: 39 cars that changed the world

Blarno wrote:
BeN wrote:
http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/39-cars-changed-world

I'm surprised the Nissan Qashqai isn't in there. Surely the one responsible for the thousands of crossovers we now see on the roads.

Also can't they round it up to a nice 40?


Are we to be thankful for crossovers?  


It doesn't say change the world for the better...
Michael

The selection criteria is a bit loose on that list. I don't think the Land Rover changed the world as the Jeep had already done it. Similarly the Range Rover didn't change the world, as they point out Jeep got there with the Wagoneer too. Maybe they mean changed Great Britain?
Tim

Can't agree with a few :-
Audi R8 - how? The NSX already paved the way for useable supercars.
Rolls Royce Phantom - again they had already done it themselves
Porsche 918 - ?
Ferrari F40 - nice car, I'd like one but it didn't change the world.
BMW I3 - what did it change?
Bob Sacamano

Michael wrote:
The selection criteria is a bit loose on that list. I don't think the Land Rover changed the world as the Jeep had already done it. Similarly the Range Rover didn't change the world, as they point out Jeep got there with the Wagoneer too. Maybe they mean changed Great Britain?


Hmm... I think you can argue that the Land Rover's proliferation in so many different incarnations in all corners of the World certainly changed it, moreso than the Jeep.
PhilD

Bob Sacamano wrote:
Michael wrote:
The selection criteria is a bit loose on that list. I don't think the Land Rover changed the world as the Jeep had already done it. Similarly the Range Rover didn't change the world, as they point out Jeep got there with the Wagoneer too. Maybe they mean changed Great Britain?


Hmm... I think you can argue that the Land Rover's proliferation in so many different incarnations in all corners of the World certainly changed it, moreso than the Jeep.


Getting there first isn't the same as changing the world, e.g. Ipod, Iphone, in fact most things I.
Michael

I take the point on the Land Rover but I stand by the Range Rover.
BeN

Also no mention of the Toyota Hilux, arguably the pickup that drives many parts of the world (at least the less developed parts).
Big Blue

BeN wrote:
Also no mention of the Toyota Hilux, arguably the pickup that drives many parts of the world (at least the less developed parts).


Yes but only because the Landie did it first.
Blarno

The Hilux does it without breaking down.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

It's not a bad list. I'd quibble about the R8 (Audi doing an NSX) and having both the Jeep and the Land Rover.
tali

I think the Suzuki Vitara can claim to be the first of the Qashqai type SUVs -and be a success.The RAV4 did a good job also before the Qashqai.
TreVoR

The Vitara was a proper old school 4x4 with ladder chassis and low range gearbox which is about as far removed from a Quashqai as you can get!
BeN

tali wrote:
I think the Suzuki Vitara can claim to be the first of the Qashqai type SUVs -and be a success.The RAV4 did a good job also before the Qashqai.


I think the Vitara/RAV4 makes the case for starting the compact SUV trend, and they had their place. But the Qashqai was a greater signal that crossovers were gonna replace traditional hatchbacks and saloons. It did replace the Almera in the line-up after all.
Roadsterstu

The fact that it replaced the Almera is worthy enough of inclusion in itself.
BeN

They even wrote a whole article about it:

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news...an-qashqai-became-king-crossovers

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