While the titans of the four-door kingdom have been sleeping on beds of cash made on the innovations of two decades ago, Hyundai has been busily polishing its reputation and pouring over $550 million into new and advanced drivetrains for its 2011 Sonata. Such as the 2.0T we're testing today.
The dramatic lines of the 2014 Lotus Elite concept get a visual boost with the retractable top stowed, since the eye has fewer places to wander. The result is an attractive grand touring car, even if it is a heavyweight by Colin Chapman's standards.
Ford has finally unveiled the 2011 Ranger, and no, North Americans, you still can't have one.
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