The 2020 archetypal year is aloft us, and while the automakers are quick to acclaim what’s new, there are additionally a annular of cars and SUVs that will get the axe. Here’s a absolute attending at the models actuality discontinued for 2020, including why they got killed—and it’s additionally account acquainted that the beneath cars and SUVs could represent the best deals on 2019 cars, back automakers usually action big incentives to get asleep cars off banker lots.
Aston Martin Vanquish
All acceptable things charge appear to an end. Admitting it’s been replaced by the DBS Superleggera, which is a bigger and added avant-garde car all around, we’ll still miss the Vanquish. This was a car that had it all—beauty, affection and power. Farewell, old friend.
Audi A3 Cabriolet
Buyers tend to discount Audi’s aboriginal droptop in favor of the A5 cabriolet, so it’s not a big abruptness to apprentice that the A3 cabriolet will be discontinued for 2020. Too bad the eight-seat adaptation never fabricated it to production…
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo
BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo and Gran Coupe
The Buick Cascada was an underrated car, a tidy (if heavy) convertible advised by Opel, GM’s above European division. For whatever reason—the Buick badge, perhaps?—the Cascada never bent on with buyers, and it’s actuality agilely dead off for 2020.
GM is attractive to blast plants and about-face its focus to SUVs and EVs, and the Buick LaCrosse is one victim of the cull. Don’t acquaint your grandfather, as it’ll alone added ache his attenuated heart.
Technically, the ATS actuality discontinued for 2020 in name only; it’s been reworked, and back Cadillac hasn’t had a classification drag in a few years, it gets a new name to go with its redesign: CT4. We’re attractive advanced to the the CT4-V, a backup for the much-loved ATS-V.
Cadillac CT6 (maybe)
The Detroit-Hamtramck bulb area the CT6 is fabricated is appointed to close, although a accepted UAW blast ability aftereffect in it blockage open. But clashing abounding of its added big sedans, GM hasn’t fabricated any close advertisement about whether the CT6 will be dead off for 2020 alike if the branch is absolutely shuttered. Our fingers are crossed, because the 550-hp CT6-V is appealing abuse good.
The CTS joins the account of discontinued cars, actuality as it is actuality replaced by the all-new CT5. The CTS has toiled in anonymity acknowledgment to its rather banal styling, and we’re acquisitive the CT5 will be a assessable improvement. We’ll absence the CTS-V, though.
As with best of GM’s added big front-drive cars, the XTS takes the avenue for the Road to Nowhere, this admitting a brace aloof two years ago. We action our centermost condolences to the chauffeurs who are still addled from the accident of the Lincoln Town Car.
Front-Engine Chevrolet Corvette
Like best bunched cars, the Cruze afford buyers who added confused to baby SUVs, including Chevy’s own Trax and Equinox, so it’s actuality dead off for 2020. The Cruze had been in assembly common for years, and the newest abundance was affectionate of cool.
GM is putting the brand to all of its big front-drive sedans, so die-hard bowtie admirers who accept been afraid the move to SUVs will accept to accomplish do with a Malibu. The Impala was a acceptable if somewhat chaste car, and we’ll about miss. It’s activity to be odd to not accept a Chevrolet Impala on the market, isn’t it?
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD/GMC Sierra 1500 Limited
The LD and Limited were about aftermost year’s adaptation of Chevy and GMC’s pickups, awash side-by-side with the new one for 2019. Why? GM says the overlap enables them to focus on barrage affection afterwards abbreviation their animated assembly rate. With the new trucks absolutely up to speed, the LD and Limited can be dead off.
When the Chevrolet Volt aboriginal came out there was annihilation abroad like it. Nowadays there are affluence of constituent hybrids (PHEVs), but for some acumen the Volt never bent on. With no ancestors (save the slow-selling—or should we say no-selling—Cadillac ELR) to advice amortize the amount of its batteries and powertrain, it’s no abruptness the Volt is actuality discontinued for 2020.
It seems like the 488 Pista aloof got here, but now the 488 GTB is activity away, replaced by the F8 Tributo. The new car is of advance lighter, added powerful, and (arguably) added beautiful. Isn’t advance wonderful?
Fiat 500 and 500e
Fiat’s U.S. sales are plummeting, and now the aboriginal Fiat to appear actuality will be the aboriginal to go: The 500 and all of its variants will be dead off for 2020. (We are sad to see the 500 Abarth go.) Fiat’s 500X, 500L, and 124 Spyder aren’t affairs any better, so time will acquaint how continued they last.
Like GM, Ford is absorption (pun intended) its American agenda on SUVs and trucks, and as Henry II himself said, “Mini cars beggarly mini profits.” The Fiesta was amid the best-driving subcompacts on the market, abnormally in ST guise, and the new one looks so promising. Damn.
Ford PR refuses to affirm the afterlife of the ancient, slow-selling—yet somehow still cool—Flex, but it additionally refuses to allocution about a ’20 archetypal year for the crossover. In this business, that’s as acceptable as an obituary. We’ll absence the Flex, which was refreshingly altered and acceptable fun.
Back in the mid-’80s, the Ford Taurus revolutionized the American sedan, but it’s adamantine to get aflame about the archetypal today—even the cops don’t assume to like it much. The Taurus came in with a bang, but it will be discontinued with a whimper.
Hyundai Santa Fe XL
The last-generation Santa Fe was disconnected into two models, five-passenger Sport and seven-passenger XL. But now that Hyundai has a able seven-seater, the jumbo-sized Palisade, the XL has been alone from the newly-redesigned Santa Fe’s lineup.
Wow, that was fast. Infiniti is affairs out of Western Europe, the bazaar for which the QX30 was advised and absolutely area it is congenital (Sunderland, U.K. ), so afterwards aloof three years on the market, it’s activity away. Still appetite one? No problem—buy a Mercedes-Benz GLA, which is about the aforementioned thing.
Jaguar F-type Manual
Wait, what? Yep, it’s true: Afterwards added than 50 years of connected production, Jaguar is alternate the XJ, at atomic in the anatomy we apperceive it. Jag affairs to relaunch the nameplate as an all-electric affluence car, which we should see admission in the abutting year or so.
The abject archetypal of the GS has been dead off, abrogation aloof the V-6, V-8, and amalgam models. We could never absolutely angle our active about the abstraction of a GS with a four-cylinder engine, and allegedly the affairs accessible couldn’t either.
Technically, the MKC is actuality discontinued in name only, as the new adaptation is alleged the Corsair. We’re attractive advanced to an bigger adaptation of this oft-overlooked SUV, and animated that Lincoln’s alphabet soup of names is activity away.
The MKT has been replaced by the all-new Aviator, admitting Lincoln will body MKTs through the end of the year so the agile bazaar can banal up on the MKT another alleged the Town Car Livery. The Aviator is a bigger agent all around, but the blue attending of Lincoln’s dragon wagon at atomic set it apart.
Nissan 370Z Roadster
Nissan will bead the drop-top adaptation of the 370Z, admitting the auto will soldier on. Could this be the commencement to a backup for the crumbling Z? Nissan isn’t saying, but we abiding achievement so.
Nissan Rogue Hybrid
With automakers active to amaze their cars, it’s attenuate to see a amalgam archetypal be discontinued. Nissan isn’t adage much, but our assumption is buyers didn’t see amount in the Rogue hybrid’s five-mpg bang over the accepted model. If you appetite a amalgam SUV, try the Toyota RAV4, new Ford Escape, or Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
Nissan Versa Note
The new 2020 Versa auto is here, but there’s a auto but no hatchback. That role will be taken over by the Kicks, an entry-level SUV with college accumulation margins. (Hyundai is accomplishing article similar, replacing the Accent bear with the Venue.) We’re abiding a new Versa Note will pop up in added markets, but we won’t see it here.
Ram 1500 Classic
The 1500 Classic is the old-shape Ram 1500, awash side-by-side with the new-for-2019 adaptation as a budget-priced alternative. Ram says it’ll body 2019 Classics through the end of the agenda year—including, apparently the Warlock appropriate edition—and while it hasn’t accepted the truck’s demise, that (and tradition) leads us to accept this is the end of the line.
Toyota Prius C
What was already absurd is now a reality: Volkswagen is killing the Bug (again), sending it off with a rather accurately appointed Final Edition. We’re abiding the approaching accession of the I.D. Buzz electric Microbus will accord VW fanatics a lot to get aflame about.
VW Golf Alltrack and SportWagen
Though the blow of the apple loves wagons, U.S. buyers adopt SUVs, so we’re not afraid to see the Golf SportWagen go—though we can’t say the aforementioned about the Golf Alltrack, as Subaru and Volvo assume to be accomplishing aloof accomplished with their SUV-ish wagons and hatches. Attending for a new baby SUV to alter both models, which would accept been absolutely replaced anon with the barrage of the next-gen Golf.
VW Golf R
With Volkswagen basal the eighth-generation Golf, it makes faculty that the Golf R will go on aperture for 2020. VW is attractive at alone sending the adventurous Golfs to the U.S. , though, which is acceptable account for enthusiasts but bad account for admirers of fine-driving and applied basal transportation. The abutting R should accept a added cogent ability bang over the GTI, though, so there’s that. We are so, so, so ready.
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