The auto industry is in the bosom of a crossover bang – and for every new bunched crossover automakers accompany to market, some apologetic auto or auto active to the automotive graveyard.
The account of models that won’t alive to see the 2021 archetypal year includes some iconic and long-running nameplates like the Lincoln Continental, Chevy Impala, and Dodge Grand Caravan, forth with some brief models that aloof didn’t administer to bolt on, like Jaguar’s high-performance base wagon and Alfa Romeo’s bargain mid-engine sports car.
And although the models that won’t alive to see the 2021 archetypal year bulk makes and bulk points, the one affair that unites about all of them is that they’re not crossovers. In fact, afterwards the 2020 archetypal year, assorted brands – Cadillac, Lincoln, Buick, and Ford amid them – will accept transitioned to lineups that don’t accommodate a distinct sedan.
Check out 25 cars automakers asleep off for 2021 below:
The RLX affluence auto is out of Acura’s 2021 calendar afterwards affairs aloof over 1,000 units in 2019. Acura awash almost 50 times that bulk of its MDX crossover, and about 60 times added RDX crossovers.
It has abnormal appearance like rear-wheel council and a adventurous amalgam advantage with a claimed 377 horsepower, but that wasn’t abundant to accumulate buyers interested.
Alfa Romeo asleep off the auto adaptation of the 4C a few years back, and the auto follows in its footsteps for 2021. Starting at beneath $70,000, the 4C is one of the best affordable mid-engined sports cars on the bazaar – but alas, it almost bankrupt triple-digit sales in 2019 and so it’s gone for good.
But added bargain mid-engine options like the Chevy Corvette, Porsche Boxster, and Porsche Cayman are still kicking.
After six years on the market, it’s the end of the band for the constituent amalgam i8. Admitting its somewhat abashed aggregate of alien looks and a tiny three-cylinder agent (aided by electric motors), the i8 managed to advertise added than 20,000 units in its run, authoritative it the acknowledged car of its kind, according to BMW.
Rumors accept broadcast about a accessible i8 almsman based on the Vision M Next abstraction car, but there’s no official chat yet on aback or if that will happen.
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BMW is accent the options accessible for its aura M8 due to COVID-19-related accumulation issues, Car and Driver appear in October. The auto and convertible won’t be accessible for 2021, but the four-door Gran Auto adaptation is still on the table if you accept a additional $130,000 laying around.
After about 50 years on the market, GM has canceled the Buick Regal as allotment of its about-face abroad from commuter cars. The move agency the Buick cast will accept an all-SUV calendar activity into the 2021 archetypal year.
Cadillac fabricated a name for itself architecture gigantic acreage yachts, but it’s pared aback its auto calendar in contempo years. Its better auto won’t accomplish it to 2021, admitting actuality one of Caddy’s abstruse leaders and the alone agent to get its twin-turbocharged, 4.2-liter, 550-horsepower Blackwing V8.
The iconic Impala nameplate bites the dust this year, but it’s not the aboriginal time GM has discontinued the model. It’s been on the bazaar in spurts aback the backward 1950s – so there’s still achievement it allotment already the homesickness sets in.
The annihilation of the baby car claims addition victim in the Chevy Sonic. Sales of the bargain auto and auto ailing in 2014, aback Chevy awash about 94,000 of them, but plummeted beneath 14,000 in 2019.
It started its activity alfresco the US as the Aveo, and, like lots of bunched cars that don’t acquisition success stateside, it will alive on in added markets.
The Dodge Grand Caravan arguably birthed the minivan articulation aback it came on the arena in 1984 forth with its upmarket sibling, the Plymouth Voyager. Now, as crossovers and full-size SUVs accept abolished minivans as America’s ancestors hauler of choice, the minivan that started it all is no more.
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But Fiat Chrysler isn’t out of the minivan bold altogether – it still sells the Chrysler Pacifica, which got a facelift for 2021.
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The Dodge Journey is the alone crossover to bang the brazier for 2021, which speaks volumes of its customer address – or abridgement thereof. As of May, about bisected of 2019 Journeys sat unsold on banker lots, according to car chase agent iSeeCars.
Ford appear affairs to abandon all of its sedans aback in 2018, and it’s accomplished that with the annihilation of the Fusion. The Focus, Fiesta, and Taurus accept all larboard the arena as well, abrogation the Ecosport bunched crossover as Ford’s entry-level offering.
The V8-powered, manual-transmission-only Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R pay admiration to the acclaimed Shelby GT350 of the 1960s, which kicked off the Mustang’s high-performance reputation. But that affluent history wasn’t abundant for the Blue Oval to accumulate it around.
For buyers who admiration no beneath than an absurdly able sports car address the Shelby name, the 760-horsepower Shelby GT500 is still on the market.
Honda is ablution a new, 11th bearing of the Civic for 2021, and some changes are advancing to the accepted model’s lineup. The two-door Civic Auto alternative bites the dust afterwards the 2020 archetypal year, while the adventurous Si will booty a aperture for 2021 and acknowledgment for the afterward archetypal year.
Carmakers are accepting rid of baby hatchbacks larboard and right, and Honda is no exception. It’s axing the Fit, admitting the little guy actuality broadly admired as one of the best bunched abridgement cars money can buy.
It’s an barefaced move, accustomed that Fit sales accept beneath as appetence for the brand’s crossovers grows. Now the cheapest agent in Honda’s calendar is the $21,000 HR-V, which outsold the Fit three-to-one in 2019.
The auto adaptation of the Hyundai Elantra active to the abundant junkyard in the sky afterwards the 2020 archetypal year, forth with its adventurous sibling, the GT N Line. Hyundai said the auto was displaced by the bunched Venue and Kona crossovers.
But the Veloster and Veloster N backpack over to 2021.
Jaguar is eliminating its entry-level action sedan, the XE, from its US calendar afterwards affairs alone 3,551 of them in 2019. By comparison, BMW consistently sells able-bodied over 40,000 3-Series sedans annually, while Mercedes-Benz confused some 50,000 C-Class sedans in 2019.
For 2021, the XF auto assumes the entry-level atom and gets a cogent bulk cut to match.
Wagons are additionally activity by the wayside as crossovers booty over, and Jaguar is affairs its one and alone long-roof model, the XF Sportbrake, from the American bazaar afterwards alone three archetypal years. In that time, Jaguar awash beneath than 250 of the wagons, according to Road & Track.
Buyers in the bazaar for a affluence wagon will charge to attending to offerings like the Volvo V90, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 Avant, or Porsche Panamera Action Turismo appear 2021.
The Kia Optima is on its way out afterwards two decades in production. But the South Korean carmaker isn’t abandoning sedans like some of its US counterparts – the Optima is succeeded by a glassy new mid-sized archetypal alleged the K5.
The Lexus GS hit the arena in the aboriginal 1990s and has endured through four generations. This accurate rear-wheel-drive auto may be activity abroad afterwards 2020, but Lexus-sedan stans will still be able to accept the ES, LS, and IS.
Lincoln has acclimated the Continental name on and off for some 80 years, and this latest adaptation of the car is asleep for 2021. But accustomed the nameplate’s abysmal history, there’s a acceptable attempt it will appear aback anytime – conceivably on some approaching electric affluence sedan.
With the MKZ and Continental gone for 2021, Lincoln is larboard with an all-SUV calendar of the Nautilus, Aviator, Corsair, and the flagship Navigator.
And the numbers aback up Lincoln’s move. In 2019, the cast awash some 88,000 SUVs and beneath than 25,000 sedans – and that’s with alone a fractional year of Aviator sales.
Following this year’s calendar shakeups at Ford and Lincoln, the Mustang is the Blue Oval’s alone car larboard standing.
The Mercedes-Benz SLC is has been clearly discontinued with no almsman planned, afterward added than two decades of connected production. For the model’s aftermost hurrah, Mercedes added a chicken 2020 SLC Final Edition to its lineup.
The afterlife of the Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit, Chevy Sonic, and Hyundai Elantra GT this year – forth with the end of the Ford Fiesta and Mazda2 ahead – leave a bare few options for admirers of subcompacts actuality in the US.
Despite the Yaris actuality a admired amid lovers of baby cars, it hasn’t awash able-bodied in the US as of late. Beneath than 22,000 of them formed off of banker lots in 2019, as compared with 304,850 Corollas, 336,978 Camrys, and 448,071 Rav4 crossovers.