While we won't try to tell you that the RX 350 and 350h models that we got in 2009 aren't good looking crossovers, we will say that we were disappointed to see that Lexus had completely disregarded the profile and proportions of the concept.
When the time came to redesign the Eclipse in 2004, Mitsubishi gave us the Concept-E, a look to the future with its electrified hybrid powertrain, forward swept organic looks, all-wheel drive system, and glass roof.
The Eclipse that we got seemed to keep the organic looks intact, but subtle proportion changes, the omission of the all-wheel drive option, and obvious lack of a glass roof took the Eclipse from lust-worthy to lackluster.
The very next year, Saturn began producing its roadster. The Sky moniker had returned, but the design had taken off in a completely different direction. The cause for this big change? GM decided that it would be better to rebadge an existing roadster from its European Opel division, rather than to produce the Saturn concepts.