Times have changed. The sedan, pickup truck, minivan, and SUV continue, but there are a large number of new vehicles available in 2017 that don’t easily fit inside neatly defined segments.

Some of these vehicles perform particularly well in the marketplace, garnering greater attention precisely because they’re different. Many others don’t attract nearly as many Canadian buyers; they’re punished for being different.

We’ve highlighted two dozen vehicles, including a pair of representatives acting on behalf of a small group, that most capably represent the move away from standard automotive machinery.