Every year I like to provide a little April Fool’s Day material for our Social Media channels and Intrant. It’s a fun challenge to come up with designs that ride the line between plausible and ridiculous. It can’t be so daft that it’s immediately obvious its not real, but also wants to be just odd enough that it raises an eyebrow.
The Eclipse Cross Hanzo
The Eclipse Cross Hanzo was a nod to Tarantino’s Kill Bill in both the name and colour scheme, which also felt like a good fit for Mitsubishi Motors as a brand. Unfortunately the Hanzo was deemed too appealing and we didn’t use if for fear of a negative response from people who loved it only to discover it wasn’t real.
The Shogun SWB Pickup
This tongue in cheek combination proved incredibly popular, with more than one Mitsubishi dealer jumping on the phone to be the first to order this non-existance hybrid of the classic Shogun 4×4 and the bed of a modern pickup truck.
The L200 Triple Cab
Leaving the daftest until last, we have the L200 Triple Cab, a pickup truck crossed with a stretched limosine that would be a nightmare to park and make the truck completely unusable as the farmers/builders/adventurers dependable workhorse that it’s designed to be.