Yesterday’s photos from Diary of a Nudist [warning page from Google, plus your work filters are gonna choke] followed the theme “What’s on your ‘to-do’ list?” Lots of naked people, of course, but instead of just sitting there soaking up the Vitamin D, they’re engaged in actual work.
Second photo down, a young lady is tossing a bit of rubbish into the bin adjoining the parking area; the vehicle nearest to her is a Matrix. A Hyundai Matrix.
“It didn’t look like a Toyota,” I said to myself, and after a bit of Bingage, I arrived at the heart of the matter: Hyundai’s Matrix is the Euroversion of the Lavita, a mini-MPV that’s not sold over here. Toyota, meanwhile, sells no Matrixes (Matrices?) in Europe.
This is not the first time Hyundai has used a nameplate that you might have seen elsewhere, either; their little i30 wagon, unrelated to anything Infiniti ever sold with an I30 badge, is popular in Europe and Australia, and is establishing a presence in the States as the Elantra Touring.
That said, if you look at that same photo and say “I thought he said there was a car in this picture,” it’s okay with me.