Hit: Prius c
Until now, the unofficial motto of the environmentally significant Prius has been "Never mind the styling." But no more. Toyota has made a sporty Prius. If those rear wheels sat back any further, you'd need a trailer to carry them.
Miss: Prius V wagon
The V morphs the Prius' already chunky styling into a wagon. Seeing it, you immediately wonder why Toyota bothered. Kudos to Toyota for trying, but it looks like a Prius that ate too much.
Volkswagen has signed a deal to put Fender audio into the new Passat. Let's get this straight: It's a Volkswagen ... with Fender on the dash? Is this the ultimate in American rock 'n' roll cool? And it took the Germans to think of it for their family sedan?