S-Cargo rear view
|Assembly||Oppama Plant, Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door van|
|Engine||1.5L E15S I4|
|Wheelbase||89 in (2,300 mm)|
|Length||137 in (3,500 mm)|
|Width||62.8 in (1,600 mm)|
|Height||72.4 in (1,840 mm)|
|Curb weight||2,097–2,141 lb (951–971 kg)|
The exterior styling of the S-Cargo was inspired by the Citroën 2CV Fourgonnette delivery van, and interior styling borrowed a Citroën-style single-spoke steering wheel. The name was a double entendre, standing for "Small Cargo" and sounding like "escargot", the French word for snail, which in turn is a nickname for the Citroën 2CV.
The S-Cargo was introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1988, was originally marketed without Nissan branding and was available by reservation only. Over its two-year production run, 8,000 were produced (variously reported as 12,000).
In 2011, noted design critic Phil Patton, writing for the New York Times, called the Pike cars "the height of postmodernism" and "unabashedly retro, promiscuously combining elements of the Citroën 2CV, Renault 4, Mini [and] Fiat 500." This car has been featured on a top 50 ugliest cars list.
Optional items included:
- An oval portal window installed on each side panel.
- An electric canvas sunroof.
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