- In the US, 22 car models are not coming back in 2020 or getting phased out that year.
- Most of the models are being retired to make room for new models, in many cases sedans in favour of crossovers and SUVs.
- The list includes some iconic cars such as the Fiat 500 and VolkswagenBeetle.
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Fiat also killed one of its most recognisable models, the Fiat 500, in the US. The 500 has been in production since 1957, but was first introduced to the United States in 2011. However, sales have been declining since its introduction to the market eight years ago.
Most of the cars were taken out of production because of falling sales, or to make room for new cars. This includes Ford, which is killing the Fiesta, Fusion, Taurus, and C-Max sedan and hatchback models as it shifts focus to crossovers and SUVs.
Here are the 22 cars that will no longer be in production in the next year, and are being phased out forever:
Audi A3 Cabriolet
The A3 Cabriolet will be discontinued in 2020, an Audi spokesperson told Car and Driver. The larger A5 Cabriolet has had stronger sales than the A3.
BMW 3 Series GT
BMW announced the discontinuation of the BMW 3 Series GT in August 2019.
BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and 6 Series GT
The automaker also announced the end of 6 Series Gran Coupe production in the same prepared statement.
Buick announced it would stop producing the Cascada after 2019, according to Motor1.
“The Cascada has played its role in the portfolio perfectly, outselling many other premium convertibles while bringing in [six of every 10] buyers from outside GM,” the automaker told Automotive News. “However, it has reached the end of its originally-planned lifecycle and 2019 will be the last model year offered.”
Cadillac ATS and ATS-V
“Production of the ATS sedan is ending due to extensive plant upgrades, expansion, and retooling to prepare for the next generation of Cadillac sedans,” Cadillac spokesperson J. L. Lavina told Car and Driver in an email.
Chevrolet discontinued the Volt in light of “changing consumer preferences for SUVs,” Navigant Research analyst Sam Abuelsamid told CBS.
Cadillac CTS Sedan
Cadillac ended the production of the CTS to make way for the CT5, according to Cadillac Society.
XTS production ended in October because of the closure of the Oshawa plant in Canada where the XTS was being built, according to Motor1.
General Motors stopped producing the Cruze in March of 2019, according to USA Today. The decision came as a part of a cost-cutting plan.
Ford killed the Fiesta, Fusion, Taurus, and C-Max to make way for new trucks and SUVs, according to USA Today.
The last model year for the Ford Fusion will be 2020, according to CNET.
“Our goal in the final year is to further simplify the offering and focus on maximizing the more popular SE, SEL and Titanium models,” a Ford spokesperson told Automotive News.
The last Ford Taurus rolled off the assembly line in March, according to the automaker. The automaker is looking to replace 75% of its vehicle lineup by late-2020.
The QX30 was discontinued because of poor sales, a spokesperson told CarBuzz in March.
The XJ is one of Jaguar’s least-selling cars. The current generation of the Jaguar XJ has been in production since 2009, according to TFL Car. Production for the car ended in July.
Lexus GS 300
The car will be discontinued after the 2019 model year, according to Motor1. Now, the two available GS models will be the 350 and the F.
Nissan 370Z Roadster
The roadster version of the Nissan 370Z, but the automaker will continue producing the coupe version, according to Car and Driver.
Toyota Prius C
Toyota announced in February that 2019 would be the last model year for the Prius C.
Volkswagen has retired the iconic Beetle after 81 years of production due to declining sales.
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Volkswagen announced in July that it would stop producing the Golf SportWagen in 2019. The automaker announced the release of three new SUV models in the same prepared statement.
Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
Volkswagen also canned the Golf Alltrack in the same statement. The car was in production until the end of 2019.
Audi is stopping TT production, but plans on replacing it with a fully-electric model, according to the automaker.
General Motors announced they would end production of the Chevrolet Impala in January 2020, according to Automotive News. Impala sales have been dropping in the United States, falling almost 8% this year so far, according to GM Authority.
Lincoln redesigned the MKC and named is Corsair, according to Forbes. The Corsair will be available in 2020.
Nissan Rogue Hybrid
Nissan is still producing the Rogue, but the hybrid version will not be in production for 2020, the automaker told Motor1.
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