26 cars that will disappear from US car dealerships forever in 2020

The VW Beetle is saying goodbye in 2019. Volkswagen
  • 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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Automakers like Ford and BMW said goodbye to several models at the end of 2019.

On the list, BMW, Cadillac,Ford, and VW let go of three of its models each. This includes the iconic Volkswagen Beetle which was retired after an 81-year, 23-million-unit run.

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

Audi A3 Cabriolet. Audi

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 3 Series GT. BMW

BMW announced the discontinuation of the BMW 3 Series GT in August 2019.

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and 6 Series GT

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and 6 Series GT. James Fassinger/Reuters

The automaker also announced the end of 6 Series Gran Coupe production in the same prepared statement.

Buick Cascada

Buick Cascada. Buick

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.”

Buick LaCrosse

Buick LaCrosse. Buick

GM announced the discontinuation of the LaCrosse in 2018 in the United States. However, the car is still being sold in China, according to Car and Driver.

Cadillac ATS and ATS-V

Cadillac ATS and ATS-V. Cadie Thompson/Business Insider

“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 Volt

Chevrolet Volt. Liz Knueven/ Business Insider

Chevrolet discontinued the Volt in light of “changing consumer preferences for SUVs,” Navigant Research analyst Sam Abuelsamid told CBS.

Cadillac CTS Sedan

Cadillac CTS Sedan. Alex Davies / Business Insider

Cadillac ended the production of the CTS to make way for the CT5, according to Cadillac Society.

Cadillac XTS

Cadillac XTS. Matthew DeBord/BI

XTS production ended in October because of the closure of the Oshawa plant in Canada where the XTS was being built, according to Motor1.

Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze. Green Car Reports

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.

Fiat 500

Fiat 500. Fiat

The Fiat 500 will be discontinued in the US for 2020, according to CNET. Fiat sales in the United States were down 44% last year, according to CNN.

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta. Alex Davies / Business Insider

Ford killed the Fiesta, Fusion, Taurus, and C-Max to make way for new trucks and SUVs, according to USA Today.

Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion. Ford

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.

Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus. shutterstock/EdAldridge

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.

Infiniti QX30

Infiniti QX30. Matthew DeBord/BI

The QX30 was discontinued because of poor sales, a spokesperson told CarBuzz in March.

Jaguar XJ

Jaguar XJ. Jaguar Land Rover

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

Lexus GS 300. Lexus

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

Nissan 370Z Roadster. Nissan

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 Prius C. Toyota

Toyota announced in February that 2019 would be the last model year for the Prius C.

Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle. Volkswagen

Volkswagen has retired the iconic Beetle after 81 years of production due to declining sales.

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. VW

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 Golf Alltrack. Volkswagen

Volkswagen also canned the Golf Alltrack in the same statement. The car was in production until the end of 2019.

Audi TT

Audi TT. Bryan Logan/Business Insider

Audi is stopping TT production, but plans on replacing it with a fully-electric model, according to the automaker.

Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala. Chevrolet

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 MKC

Lincoln MKC. Newspress

Lincoln redesigned the MKC and named is Corsair, according to Forbes. The Corsair will be available in 2020.

Nissan Rogue Hybrid

Nissan Rogue Hybrid. Nissan

Nissan is still producing the Rogue, but the hybrid version will not be in production for 2020, the automaker told Motor1.