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Visual Side-By-Side Comparisons Of Asian Car Evolutions Are Things Of Beauty

Budget Direct Singapore unveils posters illustrating the design progression of the oldest Asian cars still in production.

Bob Hernandez
Oct 2, 2020
Illustrator: Budget Direct Singapore

It's the look that first grabs you. In this case, we're referring to cars, and we all remember first impressions—seeing those curves and lines, imagining what it would look like lowered and with different wheels, widebodied, with aero, etc. Indeed, appreciating automaker design language is a big part of the enthusiast experience, and regardless of whatever your personal cup of tea might be, watching platforms evolve over generations is pretty fascinating. So when the car insurance team at Budget Direct Singapore tipped us off to a special project it commissioned that compiles visual histories of seven enduring Asian car models, we were quite impressed with the end result.

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The posters cover 15 generations of Toyota Crown; 13 gens of Nissan Skyline; 10 gens of Honda Accord; 7 gens of Hyundai Elantra; 5 gens of Subaru Impreza WRX; and 4 gens each of the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Suzuki Jimny. There are actually two posters for every model, one in landscape orientation that provides a front view of all the cars throughout its history and one in portrait that stacks all the generations and looks at front, rear, and side views of the platform. Budget Direct also offers a brief history of each vehicle on its website, where you can download these images as well.

Budget Direct says it pulled the trigger on the posters to entertain and educate car lovers around the world, and for that we're grateful. It's not often our favorite machines are provided with such perspective and deference to their entire lineage, and we're totally nerding out obsessing over the differences from generation to generation. For your own copies, make sure to hit up Budget Direct.

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