7. Ford E-Series
Product is the most important force driving the automotive industry. Companies that invest in their vehicle lineups and keep them fresh are typically the ones that succeed with customers. But for mysterious reasons cars and trucks sometimes fall through the cracks. Vehicles that end up in this automotive blind spot can go years without any meaningful update.
One of the most senior models on the market today is Ford’s venerable E-Series van. This hard-working, blue-collar schlepper hails from the 1970s Planet because that’s when its underlying architecture was introduced. Yes, on its home world platform shoes, disco dancing and polyester are not just in vogue, they’re a way of life.