I was wrong about the 21” wheels. I measured from one side of the TIRE to the other side of the TIRE. But, when someone says a “21 inch wheel”, they mean the rim is 21”.
So, I measured the rim’s diameter and found it to be 165pix, giving 7.85pix/in. With the cabin being 521pix tall, this gives us a car that is over six feet tall which is a rather tall car.
This is *the* affordable, dependable, and consumer-friendly car in the Avatar world: a world that is also based off of Asian cultures, not cultures like the USA where big tall cars are the norm. So, a 6’ tall car doesn’t work. By reducing the rim diameter to 15”, the cabin height changes to 47.4” tall, which is a lot more believable.
The second image is a screencap from episode one. The car there is not the same model, but it is certainly extremely similar. It has two windows, instead of three, meaning it has a shorter cabin. Other than that, it appears to be identical. The cabin/rim proportion also matches pretty well (521 height/165 rim to 63 height/21 rim).
I guesstimated where the cabin would be if it was the same model, and measured the dimensions. With a 15” rim, we get 1.4pix/in, for:
- 45” tall cabin
- 61” long cabin
- 66.4” wheelbase
- 57” overall height
- 27.1” engine length
which are all pretty logical. I thought the wheelbase length was sort of short but after some searching there are cars with similar wheelbases. Like this one, which is pitifully small. But, that is by today’s standards. Fortunately, pic number three is available, a screencap from episode four, showing a man right next to a Sato. Assuming he is an average adult of 6’, the car does indeed look rather small, and my dimensions look correct. But, there are two doors, thus two rows of seats, thus this car is meant to seat four which is just silly. I’ll have only one row, and the second door will not function, or something. I’ll figure it out.