At the rate we’re repeating ourselves, we feel like we’re entering the doddering stage of life, but what can you do? The takeover of the market by SUVs has come at the expense of one car model after another; it's a reality we have to deal with. And it’s a reality that has affected some products much more than others.
Take the Toyota Corolla, for example. Yes, it's a car, but it's also the Corolla. An icon. A model that people buy blindfolded.
To get through a crisis like the one the car as an entity is going through, it’s important that carmakers can rely on an established product. The Toyota Corolla is one; the Honda Civic is another.
This is not the case for Kia and its Forte, because to be honest this model has had a rollercoaster of a career so far.