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These Cars Are Discontinued In The US For 2022

"Gone but not forgotten"

Tonny A posted in USA News
8w ago
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It's the annual automotive culling, and this year's edition includes some cars that will be fondly remembered, others not. Additionally, some models will live on in a different form (see Volvo V90/V90 Cross Country).

Honda Clarity

Honda

Honda

The Honda Clarity EV was discontinued in 2020, killing the only fully electric Honda in the United States market. And now, it's time for the plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell versions to be sent out to pasture, although the hydrogen model will be available as a lease through 2022. Blame this as a casualty of poor sales.

Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai

Hyundai

Another compact car bites the dust of the proliferating SUV segment. Just 2205 Velosters have been sold in the first six months of 2021, which pales in comparison to current Kona sales at 50,996. The Venue subcompact SUV has moved 15,050 units, outselling the Accent and the Ioniq. This leaves just the high-performance N model, but for how long?

Mazda CX-3

Mazda

Mazda

Although it may seem odd that an SUV is being killed off nowadays, the main drawbacks of the CX-3 were its lack of space, which has already been remedied by the slightly larger CX-30.

Mazda 6

Mazda

Mazda

The Mazda 6 has been around in its current form since around 2014, which is back when Clarkson and Co were at Top Gear. Don't worry, it won't be gone for long- it's rumored to return with an inline-6 and rear-wheel-drive, a la BMW 3 Series.

Polestar 1

Polestar

Polestar

A brainchild of partners Volvo and Geely, the Polestar 1 came out swinging with a combined 619 horsepower and an estimated 3.9-second launch to 60 mph. Although it was an amazingly engineered car, it wasn't intended to be around forever. Polestar created a Special Edition model finished in matte gold as a going-away present.

Rolls-Royce Wraith/Dawn

RR

RR

For more details, check out the article below:

Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota

Toyota

It's hard to believe that the iconic off-roader is going away, but it may return in the form of the next-gen Lexus LX.

Volvo V60 and V90

Volvo

Volvo

Apparently, wagons can't exist in the States if it doesn't have some body cladding on it, like the Subaru Outback or Cross Country versions of these wagons, which will continue to be sold here.

Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen

Volkswagen

Blame this one on VW's move to electrification. The Passat never sold that well anyway, at least compared to rivals like the Toyota Camry or the Honda Accord. To celebrate its finale, Volkswagen is offering a Passat Limited Edition with subtle references to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the Passat has been built for the past decade.

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Comments (31)

  • nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo the veloster

      1 month ago
  • I'm going to miss the Veloster and Volvo V90 the most. I would say the Land Cruiser but it has been selling so badly I forgot it was still being sold in the US.

      1 month ago
    • Same here.

        1 month ago
    • Yeah I wish they would redefine the land cruiser as the rugged go anywhere truck it started as rather than the luxury vehicle most people buy it for. I think there’s definitely a market for a base trim with all the power and off-roading options...

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        1 month ago
  • I can’t wait to see the new Mazda 6

      1 month ago
  • I'm most sad about the Volvos and the Land Cruiser. Brilliant machines.

      1 month ago
  • Was surprised to Polestar 1 on the list, but then I remembered that 1 was supposed to be a limited-number production model anyway. Sad to see Veloster go, and I was surprised by the Passat getting discontinued.

      1 month ago
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