Ten years is a small proportion of the average human lifetime, but it’s an age in the motor industry. In this run-down of cars launched in 2009, you’ll find ones you remember well, almost none of which are still on the market in their original form.

On the whole, though with some notable exceptions, they seemed very modern back then, yet today most of them would be considered old-fashioned, with levels of refinement and equipment (and often Euro NCAP scores) which would now be considered unimpressive unless you were interested in buying a very cheap new car.

If you want to know how cars will have progressed in ten years’ time, a good guide is to look back at how far they have progressed since ten years ago.