More Stories Every October at the start of what still is considered the new model year, Ward's tries to make some sense of the onslaught of new vehicles – sort of a segment-by-segment “what’s hot, what’s not” take on new product. And every year, a super-hot segment comes out on top. But for ’04, and presumably beyond, there’s something even hotter than being in the coolest segment: not being in a segment at all. Auto makers are striving en masse to come out with ...

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