Don’t know about you, but 1996 still feels like the recent past to us. Independence Day was the highest grossing film of the year, the Spice Girls hit the charts, everyone was watching Ballykissangel on TV and we lost out on penalties to Germany in the semi-finals of Euro 96.

Hard to believe that was all 20 years ago.

A lot of new cars were launched in ’96 as well. The likes of the Audi A3, Renault Scenic and Porsche Boxster were all introduced, establishing model lines that have gone on to achieve huge success. We thought it was worth marking their 20th anniversary, and that of every other car we could think of that was introduced that enjoy.

Click through the gallery below to the good, bad and ugly cars of 1996.

By Only Motors

Images via Favcars.com