The Nissan electric demonstrates how far the auto world has to go in beautifying the design of electric cars. The Leaf embodies extremely advanced technology and will compel owners to put paper bags over their heads when driving.
There was once a Honda Civic heyday. All the 2011 designs draw on how Honda looked before that time when it was only recognized as a reliable import. If you looked up 'Meh.' in the dictionary you would see this car.
BTW the above also applies to all the VW models I can remember.
Whoa! Germany, your precious little VW just got compared to a Honda.
Things I did like:
The KIA hybrid. Fun! Never mind it probably has the power of an electric wheelchair.
Keep in mind I also know little about reading 'specs' so the above assessment of the KIA's capabilities could, for better or worse, be untrue.
The Audi A7.
Making a hatchback look sophisticated is every designer's nemesis, so anyone who achieves the impossible deserves respect. (props also to Porsche in this department, and yes their hatchback happened awhile ago, but I didn't go to an auto show that year).
The Cooper Countryman.
This is painful because I was abrasively against it originally, but this is one of the cutest little SUVs ever! My concern is Mini becoming a whatever brand, like Starbucks - starting off elite but obtainable only to later descend into the reviled abyss of mass production. They should get rid of the goofy extended mini and stop with the regular Cooper and Countryman.