On The Bubble
There's no death certificate yet on these vehicles, but let's just say they're probably not planning much beyond 2014.
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class: Mercedes is promising six new models based on the 2014 S-Class. Who's betting the CL goes away in favor of an S-Class Coupe?Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution: Mitsubishi's already said the Evo will die; at this point, it's up to them to pull the plug.
Nissan Cube: Very slow sales of the quirky hatchback--when Kia can't keep enough Souls on hand--doesn't paint a bright picture for the Cube.Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet: Charitably put, all the people who wanted an all-wheel-drive, two-door cabriolet have probably already purchased their Murano CrossCab.
Scion xD: It's overdue for a replacement, and the xD doesn't do much more than the also slow-selling iQ.
Subaru Tribeca: Subaru says it's interested in building a better seven-seat crossover; a roomier Tribeca replacement will probably benefit from some Toyota partnership.
Toyota FJ Cruiser and Toyota 4Runner: They're "new" for 2014, but the very slight modifications on these truck-based utes seems dim.
Toyota Matrix: With the Vibe gone to pasture, will the slow-selling Matrix be far behind?