Beauty is highly subjective, but calling the Nissan S-Cargo "" is only proof of one's simple taste.
Back in 1987, we lived in a world where almost anything was possible. In Europe, a fire-breathing racing prototype like a Ferrari F40 could enter series production before the company's founder decided to call it a day for good. At the same time in America, a San Fransisco-based Japanese tattoo/t-shirt artist designed a bunch of weird Nissans, which were sent to Japan and turned into the hottest concept cars of the '87 Tokyo Auto Show.
And since safety rules couldn't get in the way of creativity just yet, when Nissan realized how much love these retro-inspired concepts received from the public, the automaker didn't hesitate to put them into production for the domestic market, one after the other.
These unique cars were sold exclusively at Cherry Stores–the network established in 1970 to deal with Nissan's subcompacts–and built by Nissan's special project group at the Pike Factory, based on the B11 Sunny.
The Be-1 was followed by the adorable S-Cargo van, the sub-zero cool Pao and the luxurious convertible Figaro, many of which got imported into the UK thanks to right-hand drive.
The S-Cargo made perfect sense as a utility vehicle in the land of the rising sun, which also happens to be kei car paradise due to the lack of space on the island. Drawing inspiration from Citroën 2CV Fourgonette and all the cutest things in the universe, it came with a (optionally splitting) bench seat, a Citroën-style steering wheel for improved legibility, a 1.5 liter four-cylinder engine linked to a 3-speed automatic transmission, and air conditioning.
Further options included portal windows on both sides, and quite frankly, if you think putting the tallest point of the cargo area above the passenger compartment is stupid, you can only blame yourself for not buying the S-Cargo with the electric canvas roof.
Your ignorance is hardly Nissan's fault.