There is a trend showing that has me a little worried on the one site but gives new design impulses on the other.
There are some car models that have been Redesigned to live off the success off their predecessors.
One of them is of course the:
The 1963 Mini Cooper.
The 2007 Mini Cooper
Another big one is the:
1955 Volkswagen Beetle
Next generation VW Beetle
The new Volkswagen Beetle
And now there is yet another Revival
The Fiat 500
One of the early Fiat 500 models
The new Fiat 500 Models
Fiat 500 Luigi from the Movie Cars
I am sure there will be more to follow
Some good, some bad, some highly overpriced, some ugly, but they all give credit to the original design idea that made these cars so successful.