One of our readers turned me on to CarBodyDesign where I found this announcement for Peugeot's 206 sedan, which is derived from the company's 206 hatchback. The article offers up an intelligent indictment of the 206 sedan's visual rear weight, which overwhelms the sedan's small body. I've noticed this affliction on many compact sedans, beginning probably with this current generation's aged Corolla and having since been repeated by many others. I say designers should screw the extra trunk space and keep a sedan's dimensions in proportion to one another for the sake of aesthetics. In my opinion, the Mazda Protege is one great example of a small sedan that kept its figure. On the other hand, the Mazda3 is one great example of this type of design that works. And Mazda designs both – go figure.

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