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Cascadia Inc


#1

Cascadia Inc. was initially founded in 1950 as an exporter/importer of Japanese cars to the North American market. They were founded by a Japanese businessman looking to expand his interests beyond war-torn Japan and taking advantage of family connections in Canada. As such, the company was established in Osaka and Vancouver simultaneously to handle both sides of the process.

Following several years of a growing business shipping various Japanese models to Vancouver (and the occasional North American one into Osaka), Cascadia began development of their own kei cars for the burgeoning market. Using existing engines from established manufacturers, Cascadia was able to quickly have the K360 city car and V360 cargo and passenger vans developed and available in 1955.

Over the years Cascadia expanded enough to begin using its own engines and expand its model lineup. In 1977 it became part of the Royal Canadian Motors umbrella as a subsidiary for the mutual benefit of both. Cascadia allowed RCM to have a hand in the hard to crack Japanese market while RCM provided the funds for Cascadia’s expansion around the world and to develop localised models of its cars with larger RCM engines.

From 1977 onward, Cascadia has become a name synonymous with small inexpensive models offering good fuel economy and reliability.

Current lineup:

Microcar/kei car: Bee
City car/kei car: ME
Kei MPV: Keiko
Kei cargo van: Keiko
Subcompact: Stellar
Compact: Solaris
Mini Sport: K-Sport
Compact sport: Garu
Mini MPV: Moondust
Mini cargo van: Moondust
MPV: Moonliner
Compact cargo van: Moonliner
Mini SUV: Bigfoot
Compact SUV: Hashima
Mini pickup: Bigfoot


#2

1979 Cascadia Combo


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The Combo was the first all-new Cascadia model under the RCM umbrella, introduced in 1977 and facelifted in 1979. The North American model made use of a 1.7L I4 producing 69 hp and 83 lb-ft of torque. The combined cycle fuel economy of 23 MPG was not to the level of subcompacts, but Cascadia figured North Americans would find it reasonable for the extra space and power a compact offered. The Combo was also available as a three and five door hatch, a coupe, and a wagon.


#3

Any chance there will be a higher-performance version of the Combo? If so, naming it Ultra Combo would be very appropriate indeed! At any rate, any car which competes with it ought to be called… A Combo Breaker!


#4

1970 Cascadia Fuji


In 1970 Cascadia introduced the third generation Fuji to solidify its standing in the booming subcompact market of that decade. Like the two generations before it, low production and running costs were earmarked as a priority, so the relatively dated rear engine layout stuck around and made the Fuji a bit of an oddity in the market. With its 1.0L I4 producing 50 hp and 56 lb-ft of torque. The 22 MPG it returned in combined fuel cycle meant the Fuji was a decent success when introduced to the US market following the 1973 fuel crisis. Of course, should the car stay below 55 mph then the fuel economy was significantly higher…


#5

2018 Cascadia Hashima

When a new generation was introduced in 2015, the Hashima bucked the trend of SUVs turning into crossovers. While remaining a more “traditional” SUV meant lower sales than a comparable crossover, Cascadia saw the need to keep supplying the compact SUV market. The Hashima uses a modern monocoque design, but after that it’s quite traditional: solid rear axle, longitudinal-RWD/4x4 drivetrain, as well as offroad tires and a skid tray on the 4x4 models.

The 2018 facelift didn’t change much of the successful recipe, mainly adding more LED lighting and updating the interior. The EH models with the V6 did use an updated version of the RCM V6-M S3. This 3.2L V6 produces a reasonable 213 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque, and while acceleration is nothing stellar with the offroad tires equipped on the 4x4 model, it still manages to average a respectable 25 MPG.



#6

1987 Cascadia Stellar 1.5

Released in 1985, the second generation Stellar was a little slow selling in North America so in 1987 Cascadia threw in the 1.5L version of the RCM I4-S engine to give the car that extra pep consumers expected. Available as a hatcback, sedan, and coupe, the Stellar found better footing with the 74 hp and 84 lb-ft engine that returned 35 MPG and a 0-100 km/h sprint under 12 seconds when paired with the 4-speed manual transmission.



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#7

Not only beautiful, but Cyberpunk worthy. You should enter a modified version of this one in CSR


#8

Hahahaha!!! Hosts aren’t allowed to enter their own competition… But it is indeed a very nice looking car, making my smallest Bogliq look rather amateur in comparison!


#9

Hosts aren’t allowed to enter their own competition

Fucking attention spam man…