“The road to hell is paved with good intentions,” an old proverb goes. Automakers love to trumpet coming attractions, and they probably keep more promises than most campaigning politicians. But from time to time, they’re guilty of underdelivering on those promises — and being a lot quieter about sharing that somewhere in the company a green light turned red, or good intentions bowed to eventual realities or unforeseen circumstances. Who predicted the COVID-19 pandemic or ensuing microchip shortages, for example?
Still, that doesn’t keep plenty of folks from wondering, “Whatever happened to that?” We looked back at a few great expectations from recent years that didn’t happen, at least not yet.