A sensation when it was introduced early in 2010, the Sonata would probably have sold more models last year with more production capacity. As it was, sales climbed 15% over the previous year. The danger going forward is that the swoopy lines of the sixth-generation Sonata suffer design decay: the accelerated aging of a fashion-forward car. Much will depend on Hyundai's continued ability to elevate its image from "value" and "price" to "aspirational."
2011 was a rough year for Japanese automakers. Here are 10 cars that will help them get back on the road.
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