Like spyware on 4 wheels
Car tuning (especially visual tuning) is becoming less and less popular, instead of performance and the ability to develop greater speed in the mainstream of automotive priority is becoming ECOLOGY AND SAFETY (on the scale of ecopropaganda! by the way even such car as Ford Mustang in 2021 has VERSION WITH ELECTRIC ENGINE !). Even car designers seem to create car designs more and more similar to each other.
Mazda hasn't produced a sports car for years, unless we consider the MX-5 to be such. Honda has narrowed down the range of Type-R versions and gave up production of many cult models. The Toyota has gone into urban hybrids, while the Nissan has a love for SUVs and crossovers. On Mitsubishi there's no more words at all, because , Mitsubishi brand completely lost its character (the eternal war between the EVO Lancer and the STI Impreza, the first one lost with a forfeit).
Meanwhile self-driving cars will swarm roads within the next couple of decades. They'll be cheaper, safer, more efficient. Our grandchildren – heck, maybe even our children – will probably never learn to drive a car if they will live in an urban environment. While it's fun to think about in a futurism sense, there will be little excitement where the real change happens. Autonomous vehicles will, by their nature, be boring. For the most part they'll have utilitarian looks. They'll be quiet and electric, they'll be slow and conservative drivers. They'll basically be a more personal version of public transport.
P.S Do you agree with my opinion ? What is your personal opinion about future of mainstream automotive ?