These Cars Are Discontinued In The US For 2022
"Gone but not forgotten"
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).
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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The two-doors will leave RR's lineup after 2021.
Toyota Land Cruiser
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.
2021 is the last year for Toyota's flagship SUV for the US.
Volvo V60 and V90
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.
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.