Japanese. Luxury. Crossover. Either one of these words is enough to get a modern suburban woman hyped up, but connect them and we'll see pure ecstasy.
And now Ibishu has extended the appeal of those words to the ordinary middle class by giving its luxury brand, Chaparel, the AX-Line - their cheapest crossover yet, starting at $31,200 stateside and even less on some markets.
This one is the base engine/drivetrain combination - the front-wheel-drive 180 HP 20AXt. However, it has the 9-speed automatic gearbox, and it's got a lot of options that end up making it heavier than you may think.
Cheap? No. Spacious? No. Conventionally-styled? No. Guaranteed hit? Yes.