The Class Of 2009: A Lost Generation Of Cars Page 6

June 14, 2011
2009 Pontiac Vibe 4-door HB GT FWD Side Exterior View

2009 Pontiac Vibe 4-door HB GT FWD Side Exterior View

2009 Pontiac Vibe / Toyota Matrix

Mid-cycles refreshes are designed to boost sales in between generations, but the 2009 redesign on the Pontiac Vibe and Toyota Matrix had the opposite effect. Canadian buyers, who once embraced the Toyota Matrix for its available all-wheel drive, have shifted their focus to the Toyota Corolla. In the U.S., the Matrix is well off its game. If current rumors are correct, the Matrix will be discontinued after the current version, joining its sibling Pontiac Vibe in the great automotive beyond.

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