Several automobile models are being discontinued.
Vehicles like the Chevrolet Spark, Toyota Avalon, and Honda Insight are being phased out because Americans are increasingly favouring SUVs.
According to Edmunds’ news editor Will Kaufman, “the extra-small SUVs are undoubtedly becoming a much more popular entry-level for these companies.”
Manufacturers pull the plug on vehicles as sales drop or customer preferences shift. To avoid customer confusion, several automakers discontinue models that compete with each other.
Among the automobiles and SUVs that Edmunds predicts will be absent from dealership lots in 2023:
Acura’s outdated ILX sedan was finally put to rest with the launch of the 2023 Integra. The Integra is built on the same platform as the current, 11th-generation Honda Civic, while the ILX rode on the architecture of the previous, 8th-generation model. It might be argued that the ILX should have been given the green light when Honda unveiled the 10th-generation Civic. But now is the time for it to happen.
Acura made a big splash with the final NSX. The NSX was given the Type S treatment for its last appearance, increasing the gasoline-electric supercar’s output from 573 to an even 600 horsepower. Only 350 second-generation Acura NSX Type S hybrids were ever produced.
Buick will discontinue the Encore subcompact SUV in 2023 after nearly a decade on the market. Since the 2020 model year, the Encore has shared display space with the similarly sized Encore GX.
The Chevrolet Spark 2022 was one of the most affordably priced new automobiles sold in the United States, with a starting price of under $14,595. While the Spark’s lack of a third-row seat and tight rear bench makes it a poor choice for transporting passengers, the small Chevy comes with a surprisingly robust list of standard equipment, including a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, the Spark’s four-cylinder engine, rated at 98 horsepower, fell short of expectations.
Subcompact SUV fans of the Chevrolet brand will have to wait until 2024 to see the return of the Trax. The planned 2024 Trax is powered solely by a 137-horsepower turbocharged 1.2-litre inline-three, while the 2022 model included an optional all-wheel-drive system and a 155-horsepower turbocharged 1.4-litre inline-four. While the all-wheel-drive Trax may not be around beyond 2023, the Trax nameplate will remain in production.
Since Ford will no longer be producing the EcoSport, a subcompact SUV, in 2023, the company has effectively given up on the market. We found the Blue Oval’s compact SUV to be underdeveloped and expensive, so we suspect it will be missed by a few.
In homage to the Ford GT40 racers of the 1960s, who stormed to four victories at Le Mans, Ford released the $500,000 Ford GT, which boasted 660 hp. Ford claimed that the supercar’s 3.5-litre V-6 engine, located in the centre of the vehicle, could propel it to speeds over 200 miles per hour. A wide number of limited-edition GT models were available over production years. The final one was a limited-run LM Edition produced to celebrate the company’s achievements in endurance racing.
Despite being called the Insight, Honda’s tiny hybrid car was essentially a Civic sedan with Insight badges and some other cosmetic changes. Prepared to accept this truth, Honda has discontinued Insight in favour of introducing the Civic Hybrid.
Although neither its performance nor its styling will win any awards, the straightforward Hyundai Accent proved to be a pleasant and reasonably priced choice in the subcompact sedan segment. Hyundai decided to discontinue the Accent since sales were not adequate, as the model will no longer be produced after 2023. Even though the compact car was named to our 2022 Editors’ Choice list, this has occurred.
After 2023, Hyundai won’t offer the Ioniq as a hybrid model. The hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the hatchback joined the battery-electric version, which Hyundai discontinued after the 2021 model year.
Hyundai’s battery-electric subbrand, Ioniq, continues to this day with vehicles like the Ioniq 5 SUV and the forthcoming Ioniq 6 sedan, even if the Ioniq model itself has been discontinued.
At the close of the 2021 production year, Hyundai discontinued the majority of the Veloster lineup. However, the 275-horsepower Veloster N has made it to the year 2022. It has also perished at this point.
While the Veloster N, a quirky three-door hot hatch, had trouble finding consumers, those who took a chance on it adored it. There’s a good reason we picked it as an Editor’s Choice for 2022.
When it comes to the Q60 coupe, Infiniti administers a death blow, as it is discontinued for the 2023 model year. The Q60’s powerplant and design didn’t attract enough coupe buyers for the company’s bean counters to think it was worth keeping this two-door around for another year, despite offering up to 400 horsepower from its twin-turbo V-6 in Red Sport 400 configuration.
Jeep Grand Cherokee WK
Although a new two-row Jeep Grand Cherokee debuted for the 2022 model year, the outgoing version, known as the Grand Cherokee WK, remained on sale for a little longer. With a base price of $38,575, the Grand Cherokee WK is $1545 cheaper than the base price of the Grand Cherokee it is based on. Because the WK is no longer part of the Grand Cherokee portfolio, the entry price for the 2023 model year is $41,995.
After more than a decade on the market, Lamborghini is pulling the plug on the Aventador. The last production run of Aventadors was labelled “LP780-4 Ultimate.” Just 600 of these 769-horsepower supercar were made (350 coupes and 250 roadsters). A replacement for the Aventador is expected around the middle of the decade. The next Lamborghini flagship will use a gasoline-electric powertrain, in contrast to the gas-only V-12 Aventador.
Lamborghini’s seven-figure Countach was always destined to be a one-and-done. However, we continue to lament its passing. The Countach fused Lamborghini’s past, present, and future with its retro-futuristic design inspired by the original Countach and the modern architecture of the Aventador. The latter is characterised by the company’s dedication to electric technology. The Countach’s powerful mid-mounted V-12 was quite similar to the Aventador’s, but it featured a small electric motor that drew power from a supercapacitor, increasing the Countach’s output to 802 horsepower. The next car to replace the Aventador will likely include the same piece of technology.
Lexus RX L
The next-generation Lexus RX will debut in 2023, the three-row RX L variant of the company’s midsize luxury SUV will remain in storage until at least 2023. The stretched RX, which used the same wheelbase as its two-row sibling, will be missed by few. A new three-row SUV from Lexus likely called the TX, will replace it in the range soon.
In 2023, the A-class will no longer be available as a Mercedes model. The A220 has a lower starting price (at $35,000) than the CLA250 (which is more stylish and has more horsepower), saving buyers $4,250. Given that the A-class and CLA-class were practically redundant in the Benz portfolio, the demise of one of these two Mercedes sedans was a foregone conclusion. The CLA class was chosen over the A-class because of its sporty appearance and reasonable price.
Nissan Rogue Sport
In 2023, Nissan won’t have any SUVs available because the Rogue Sport was discontinued. The Rogue Sport was an inconsequential middle horse between the more popular Kicks and the larger Rogue. The Qashqai is Nissan’s alternative to the Rogue Sport, but it isn’t marketed in the United States. The Qashqai was recently remodelled, so Nissan will likely reconsider selling it here in the future.
Ram ProMaster City
In 2023, the production of the Ram ProMaster City will come to an end. The ProMaster City’s downfall signals the end of the small van market in the United States. However, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that Ram’s decision to discontinue the ProMaster City portends the arrival of a compact or mid-size pickup to compete with Ford’s Maverick and Ranger.
After nearly 30 years on the market, Toyota will no longer offer its full-size Avalon car beginning in 2023. Taking the place of the Avalon is the 2023 Crown, a hybrid-only full-size sedan with SUV-like characteristics.
As it stands, Toyota can’t provide two small SUVs due to space constraints. Production of the C-HR was halted after the 2022 model year after Toyota had sold it alongside the Corolla Cross for a year due to their similar sizes. At least in North America and their immediate neighbours. Soon, the second-generation C-HR will be available in other markets.
When compared to other mid-size sedans like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, which once sold over 400,000 units yearly, Volkswagen’s Passat has long been an afterthought. In 2012, 117,023 Passats were sold, making it the best-selling year ever. Volkswagen released a special edition Passat to commemorate the end of production, and it paid homage to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the Passat was assembled for its final decade.
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