I've been building an alternate reality lineup going back to the turn of the millenium...
...& needed a new thread for the chops (& to get ready for THE RETURN, aka Mercury: Mission 2020)
tho hope anyone who has a favorite Brand that didn't get a vehicle or ten that it 'shoulda' will join in.
The 'first' two are the 1st & 2nd gen Milans. THIS time built on the Mazda6 in AAI-FlatRock.
(This also assumes that SOMEbody slapped some sense into Mazda and prevented the plus-sizing that imho, has directly led to Mazda having to pull out of manufacturing the Mz6 in the U.S. - - so these would both be just a bit smaller than the Fusion/MKZ)
front drawn on, rear pasted on
changes all drawn
both chops actually started with the respective global 5-door hatch Mz6 models
AND, given my druthers, the Milans would have been "dual-back" hatches something like the Skoda Superb, but with a simpler mechanism: a full hatch that has a separate trunklid built INTO the hatch. The '09 would also have had a slight touch of "tunnel-back" style to its hatch.