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These cars are discontinued in the US for 2021

Only 1 of the 19 vehicles listed is a crossover, which shows the current market trend.

T A posted in USA News
34w ago

The trend towards SUVs and crossovers isn't stopping anytime soon, with less and less sedans and coupes available each year, and 2021 is no exception.

Acura RLX

A sign that large sedans are going out of style, Acura's flagship sedan sold only 1019 units in 2019.

Alfa Romeo 4C

Possibly the most uncompromised sports coupe for sale in the US, it was too demanding and rough-riding to sell decently. In fact, only 71 have been sold in 2020 so far.

BMW i8



For a car that looked like it came straight out of Star Wars, a 3-cylinder engine and motor with 369 horsepower was nowhere near enough power. The last car was made back in June.

Cadillac CT6

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One of the best Cadillac sedans in a while had a rather forgetful name. Not even the 4.2-liter, 550-hp, twin-turbocharged, DOHC, 32-valve, Blackwing V-8 under the hood of the CT6-V could raise sales over the 10,542 peak back in 2017. Only 7951 were sold in 2019, though sales were better in China.

Chevrolet Impala

The last Chevrolet Impala was produced February 27, 2020, ending a nameplate that has been in production on and off since 1958. Maybe it'll be used on a crossover in the future, who knows?

Chevrolet Sonic

Back in 2011, Chevrolet was looking to successfully launch the new Sonic subcompact. So it had former pro skateboarder and then-MTV sensation Rob Dyrdek launch one up into the air, do a full barrel roll, land on another ramp, and drive off. The line producing the Sonic will begin assembling a new crossover version of the Bolt called the Bolt EUV in 2021.

Dodge Grand Caravan, Journey

This has been talked about for years, but it's time for these outdated, noncompetitive vehicles to meet the axe. The Grand Caravan is already replaced by the Chrsyler Pacifica and Grand Voyager. Meanwhile, the Journey had only a 173-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder with front wheel drive and the last of Chrysler's notorious four-speed Ultradrive automatics introduced for the 1989 model year for minivans and classic sedans like the Dodge Dynasty and Chrysler New Yorker. As I said, it's about time. Click here to read more.

Ford Fusion

Although sales had declined over the last few years, the Fusion still sold a considerable 166,000 units last year in the United States, even offering a 325-hp Fusion Sport in 2017 and 2018. Unfortunately for Ford, some of its previous Ford-car customers haven't returned for the Escape or Edge, and instead are going to other automakers' cars, like the Honda Civic.

Honda Civic Si, Civic Coupe

The result of declining coupe sales, the Honda Civic coupe is no more. So is the Si, but that is on hiatus untill the next-gen Civic is introduced for the 2022 model year.

Honda Fit

Sales peaked for the Fit in 2008 with 79,794 going to U.S. consumers, but were down to 35,414 in 2019 and tanked during 2020 even before COVID-19 arrived. Called the Jazz in many other markets, the next-gen car will continue in production for the rest of world.

Hyundai Elantra GT

Hyundai is ending the hatchback version of the Elantra, instead focusing its attention on crossovers. The only other hatch in the lineup is the Volester.

Lexus GS

Playing middle child between the front-drive ES series and the rear-drive LS battle cruiser, the Lexus GS was easy to overlook even when it first went on sale in 1993 as a gussied-up version of the Japanese-market Toyota Aristo. The last 200 examples of GS 350 models for the U.S. will be special-edition Black Line GS Fs.

Lincoln Continental

While this Lincoln Continental will pass from the scene after 2020, it's not likely to be the very last Continental that Lincoln builds. Handsome and broad shouldered, this latest Continental wasn't quite the traditional rear-driver that old-school buyers want or the leading-edge hipster yacht that may have sold to rich millennials. Additionally, the Navigator has taken its place as the brand's flagship vehicle. Click here to read more.

Lincoln MKZ

The last remaining MK-whatever nameplate in Lincoln's lineup, the MKZ's best sales year was 2007 when 34,363 found buyers. In 2019, only 17,725 units of this Ford Fusion-based sedan were sold. Whatever place the MKZ had in Lincoln's line has been taken up by a mix of the Aviator, Nautilus, and Corsair crossover SUVs.

Mercedes-Benz SLC/SLK

Called the SLK up until 2016, this downmarket brother to the SL is another casualty of the market shying away from convertibles.

Toyota Yaris

The third generation Yaris, sold here since the 2016 model year, is actually a re-skinned Mazda2, which is actually not bad at all. However, it's not enough to ride through the shrinking small-car market and the jump to SUVs.

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Comments (39)

  • if we look back at the beginning of the Car - well, not at the Ford T, but soon after that - we'll see what today amounts to a cross-over or an SUV, albeit with no AWD. Big, high riding cars, with roofs level with human head. That was when cars were built for humans, and not for aerodynamics or cornering balance.

    So we're returning to that. Not a bad thing.

    Sedans only make sense in the top luxury segment, but of course people with that kind of money will not want to seat below the street level, so they'll disappear as well. That's a pity, because there are yet few truly elegant SUVs.

    The hatch will stay for the city - for as long as we can even drive in the city, which is going out of fashion pretty quickly.

    The sports cars and the muscle car will stay forever. Which is great, they make total sense, and people love them.

    All is well.

      7 months ago
    • You make a good argument. I cant disagree. People need usefulness in a daily driver. I’m just a guy that likes sedans and wagons.

        7 months ago
    • a small town's street full of parked sedans is a prettier sight than a street full of parked SUVs. Just because you can look over them, so they don't block the view. So there's that.. And there are more good looking sedans than SUVs, although...

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        7 months ago
  • Who is going to miss Ford Fusion? It's a boring, middle of the road vehicle for going from A to B.

      7 months ago
  • None. Nothing on this list surprises me. They all had fatal flaws. Lincoln? front wheel drive. 4C? too small for US market. And so on. Plus the SUV/CUV craze that has swept the world with 'higher seating positions and commanding views'. These were doomed. Plus what Odin's Blood says...

      7 months ago
    • Lincoln had AWD. I'll miss seeing it, it's quite elegant. Some for the Caddi, to a lesser degree.

      The rest were just boring things nobody is going to even notice.

        7 months ago
    • What happens when everyone has the same view?

      Who will build a tall vehicle? Lol

        7 months ago
  • The 4C looked so good when it came out...unfortunately it handled so poorly (and scary), and AR never fixed that problem. Pity, really.

      7 months ago
    • Pair that with a dealership network problem. They have to be attached to a Fiat or Maserati. So if you don’t have one nearby, exposure and maintenance become an issue. I think a lot of people in the US like the styling but are not sure about the...

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        7 months ago
    • Most of the 4c owners I talk to, they say they put better performance tires on them

        7 months ago
  • I'm going to miss the Honda Fit/Jazz. It was a truly useful car that, in this last iteration, had a surprising lack of build quality. I owned a 2008 and own a 2017. The 2008 was better made by a long shot. The H-RV is basically a Fit on stilts, but less practical. Amazing.

      7 months ago
    • Agreed with the fit. I really like the styling of the new one too!

        7 months ago
    • I didn't care for the new styling on the 4th Gen. It's too generic and it looks like they made the luggage area even smaller than the third gen. That's Honda's problem: their design language is all over the place bouncing between excessive and...

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        7 months ago