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Old 02-03-2014, 01:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by niky View Post
For some reason, maintaining a high speed up a steep grade while towing several tons is important for light duty vehicles in the US.
It's not impossible to throw a small-block V8 (or a more powerful turbodiesel) into a Hyundai HR

Also, crash standards. If I recall, cab-forward designs only have to pass the most rudimentary of crash tests in Japan, and will definitely not pass NCAP certification elsewhere.
Nothing that a safety cage can't solve
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