What you missed on 7.8.14
We take a look back at 9 new cars that were launched just a decade ago, only to have disappeared or be replaced with differently named successors already. Some of these new-for-2004 model year vehicles we already miss greatly, while others we'd just as soon forget. Take a drive down memory lane and let us know which models whose loss you lament, and which ones you're glad to be rid of.
2014 Hyundai i40 Touring / Sonata Wagon
Despite North American executives being interested in doing so, Hyundai never graced us with its svelte Sonata wagon, a model better known as the i40 Touring in Australia, which is where author Jonathon Ramsey finally got the chance to catch up with it. The Korean automaker is about to move on to a new generation of Sonata with much more conservative styling, but our man still found a lot to love Down Under.
Volvo XC90 to get 400-hp PHEV motivation
Volvo's XC90 is one of the oldest cars on the market, but it's about to get seriously cutting edge. The premium CUV that started it all is poised to receive a four-cylinder with both a supercharger and a turbocharger mated to a sophisticated plug-in hybrid assist system. 400 horsepower, 472 pound-feet of torque and an electric-only range of 25 miles are promised.
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