14. Nissan Figaro
Even before retro thinking was a thing in global car design, it was popular in Japan. Several domestic manufacturers introduced retro-inspired models for the local market. However, the most interesting and unique was the Nissan Figaro. It was a crazy, cool one-year model they produced as a right-hand-only drive car.
When Nissan presented the Figaro in 1991, it immediately caused a stir among Japanese car fans. Nissan announced that it would be a limited edition car would base on the Nissan Micra platform. However, it would come with a bespoke interior, automatic transmission, full options list, and stylish new body with a big sunroof as standard. When the Figaro arrived, car buyers lined up and Nissan couldn’t keep up with the demand.
The company even organized a lottery for interested buyers to win the chance to buy the car. The unique aspects of the vehicle were visible even under the metal. The Figaro was powered by a diminutive 987 ccs turbocharged engine with just 77 HP. But it still provided a lively performance thanks to its small weight.