Because Dodge wasn’t established in the Chinese market yet, FCA (then known as simply Chrysler) brought the Dodge Dart to China under the Fiat brand as the Viaggio in 2012. Quite an attractive car, and I think the Dart was a rather underrated, albeit not particularly outstanding, compact car.
First picture of a dog on Google Images that I could find for buffer.
2000-present: the bus or the passenger seat of cars owned by not me
Because why the hell not.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, which also means that Poland has existed for one hundred years (in it’s current iteration, at least). Have some Polish things;
Monster was the best R.E.M. album released in the 1990s. In fact, it’s their best out of all their albums after they left IRS Records. Change my mind.
WHY AM I SO HIGH UP
Well worry no more! Because the Prevost H5-60 exists.
We start, rather weirdly, not with a car ever sold in Canada, but the venerable Australian-market Ford Falcon. This car is of interest, because it was designed and built by Ford’s Australian division. And Ford’s Australian division was actually originally Canadian.
Or, at least in the Eastern and eastwards timezones.
It’s not the Dacia Sandero, but it is the ARO 4x4! If a Niva, or even an UAZ are too mainstream and Russian for you, you had another Eastern Bloc offroading option. Although, it was actually still Russian underneath, based off the absolutely ancient GAZ-69, pictured below;
THIS ISN’T A CAR
For whatever reason, cream soda is pink in Canada. Which really makes no sense if you think about it, as it’s vanilla flavoured, and vanilla isn’t pink. On top of that, this isn’t actually even true for all of Canada, as like places like the USA and the UK, in Quebec and Newfoundland it’s clear;
Well it’s good news! Enter the BAIC BJ80 6x6. Based off the regular BJ80, which might be either a Jeep or a G-Wagen, I’m not sure. Information on the English-speaking internet about Chinese cars is spotty at best.
Not my picture, but you get the idea. The Canada-only Mercury M100.
Something about the European vans of this era make them really appealing to me. Probably because they’re so different to the Econolines and Ram Vans that dotted the streets of North America before the age of global vans like the ProMaster/Ducato and the Transit. Like this Mercedes T1. Completely function over form.…
A car you’d be very hard pressed to find in the land of poutine, smoked meat sandwiches, and tourtiere, as it was never actually sold in Montreal. Or the rest of Quebec, or Canada for that matter. Other cars named after places they were never sold include;
Here we see a wild Western Star in it’s natural habitat, the forests of the British Columbian interior.