You’re absolutely right about that. Most of my other photoshops were designed with the express purpose of looking good, with optimal proportions. But this one is designed to visualize a car for an intended market. Any car in the subcompact class (B-segment), especially sedan-type cars, will look squashed in the horizontal plane (or excessively tall, from another perspective). See the Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta sedan, or Mitsubishi Mirage G4. Even the Mazda2 sedan/Toyota iA, which I referenced for this photoshop, has rather unflattering dimensions.
When I was making this photoshop, I did in fact originally have it so the roofline was much lower, so it pretty much had Civic proportions. But when I compared it to the regular Fit, it was clear that the roofline was far too low and it would have no headroom. So I raised the roofline to match the actual Civic, which is still lower than the original Fit’s roofline. The result is a car that looks like a squashed Civic, which it pretty much is. But it’s not so much the form that is what I’m trying to get at here, it’s the function: a car that is lighter and more compact than the Civic, yet has more usable interior space.
Anyway, I just think the idea of a B-segment liftback is really interesting, and should be explored by more automakers