But, what exactly does it defy?
First it’s going ‘against the grain’ to be the first front wheel drive fullsize van in North America. Front wheel drive, as we know it has both pros and cons. The North American buying public will decide how well they like it in a big ol’ work van. Either way, they’ve been selling as such in Europe as Fiats.
Second, let’s face it. It’s one ugly mutha. But it might be so quirky that it actually catches on and sells in high numbers. At one time the Dodge/Mercedes Sprinters were considered, let’s say, not very pretty. You decide.
Don’t get me wrong, I like this thing and I see a great deal of potential.