The automotive industry is recovering from the worst recession since the Great Depression, with a fair amount of automakers having not made it through the financial ruin. The good news is a whole new crop of cars is emerging as the world is returning to car dealerships. Many of these new vehicles feature high levels of technology and other features that make driving safer, more enjoyable and comfortable in a variety of scenarios.
Five cars stand out from the pack of new models for 2014. Some of these notable vehicles are new for the 2014 model year, while others are new generations of previously popular cars. Each vehicle offers a compelling package that is sure to appeal to a solid core of buyers, creating some major waves in the industry and possibly influencing future vehicles for years to come.
Let’s face it: the Fiat 500 is cute but does not make practical sense for quite a few people. Fiat has come up with the perfect solution by stretching the 500 and adding an extra set of doors. The 500L features 42 percent more occupant space, making it practical to place actual people in the backseat instead of just a Gucci handbag. Even though it is larger, the 500L features the same spunky handling and punchy acceleration that has won over so many admirers. All of that is wrapped in a stylish Italian package that will bring in droves of the fashion-conscious, while a highway fuel mileage rating of 33 mpg will bring in the budget-conscious.