Honda UK are among those who think that way, and the aspect they are deciding to focus on is practicality.
The concept isn't due to make production and isn't now road legal, being based on an unregistered pre-production auto used for testing the current FK8 Civic Type R, but Honda does have plans to put the vehicle on the road, and project chief Alyn James told evo that the project didn't require many compromises from the regular production model.
So, what is it?
The rear seats and boot lid are gone, replaced with a pickup-inspired loading area with an "upward-opening tailgate", according to Autocar. The rear-wing survives, and we're promised is in fact "movable to allow direct and unfettered access to the rear of the truck".
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Honda UK says the mechanical bits (powertrain, suspension and gearbox) on this ute are identical to the regular hatchback. That means a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 making 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque with a six-speed manual. Drivers still get to cycle through a number of driving modes, including comfort, Sport and +R.
This bakkie is strictly a one-off, with Honda insisting that there are absolutely no plans for production, although project leader Alyn James has hinted that the concept might make its way to the Nurburgring to fight for the title of the world's fastest front-wheel-drive pick-up truck.
So, if you want a car-like Honda pickup, and don't mind something a little larger, you'll have to settle for a Ridgeline, which is closely related to the Odyssey minivan and Pilot SUV.
"There are no plans to put this in to production but we will be using it to transport our lawn and garden products as and when required!". Cool enough for you?