Ha! You know you’re a true nostalgic nut when the first thing that pops into your head at that headline is, “OMG, A retro car based on the C10 Skyline!” No such luck, compadre. It’s just a new Scion concept based on the xB. In Japanese, hako simply means box, and the hakosuka (hako + suka from the Japanese pronunciation of Skyline) was nicknamed such because of its simple straight lines and pointy corners (at least compared to other cars of the day).
And while we do enjoy the upright quadracity of Japanese 2Box cars like the xB and the Nissan Cube (which appeared at NY in electric form), we wish there was a reincarnation of the 1968-72 Skyline instead. We’re too busy to make it to the NY Auto Show this year, so here’s some visions of what we’re missing out on. Feast your eyes on the Hako, Denki Cube and Hyundai RWD Coupe like journalists feasted on tiramisu at Porsche’s 50th anniversary.