Several passenger cars have been discontinued for the 2020 model year. With the rise of SUVs and crossovers, top automakers have shifted production towards more popular models. Vehicles no longer in production include:
BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo
The wave of discontinuation hasn’t left the luxury vehicle market untouched. Sales through October 2019 were weak. The Gran Turismo wasn’t the handsomest or most memorable BMW; besides, buyers had become accustomed to dealers trying to convince them the X3 was a better deal. The 6-Series Gran Turismo (just released in 2018) is done as well.
The two-door Fiat 500 debuted in 2012. At the time, it was considered a symbol of Chrysler’s resurgence but fell short in an era when Americans were shifting interest to larger cars. The fate of the Fiat brand isn’t so encouraging, but surely the Fiat 500 is leaving for good.
Audi A3/TT Changes
With the A5 cabriolet getting the fanfare, the A3 cabriolet has been discontinued. Perhaps the eight-seat version would have fared better, but never went into production. Audi tried to redefine its brand with the TT. They did change their minds and decided to keep the TT name of the less-than-iconic model and are focusing on an EV equivalent for 2022.
The Cascada was a small convertible that never caught on. Buick has therefore discontinued it for 2020. The Buick LaCrosse is one more casualty as GM looks to close its traditional plants and focus on contributing to the SUV and electric vehicle market. On a sadder note, the Buick Regal, in production since 1973, is discontinued following mediocre sales.
Cadillac has discontinued several models for 2020, including the ATS, which is being redesigned as the CT4 (the CT4-V is replacing the ATS-V). The demise of the CT6 is uncertain, but the CTS is on the list of discontinuations. It is being replaced by the CT5. The Cadillac XTS, redesigned two years ago, is out as well.
Like all of GM’s big front-drive sedans, the Impala is getting the knife after the 2020 model year. It was once a dominating force in the American automotive industry. The Impala’s position between affordable compacts and popular SUVs put it at a disadvantage despite a redesign earlier in the 2010s. Chevrolet is also saying goodbye to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD pickup truck (with the GMC Sierra 1500 Limited also being cut) and the Chevy Volt. Plenty of modern plug-in hybrids are around to take its place.
Ford is also shifting towards its SUV and truck lineup. Casualties include the Fiesta, Taurus, and Flex, which proves that even SUVs aren’t immune. The Flex’s boxy design was unusual, perhaps contributing to its lack of popularity.
Toyota Prius C
The larger Prius V was also discontinued. The Prius C debuted in 2012 at the Detroit auto show, but the hybrid market is not as bright as it once was. Perhaps the reason is the Prius C’s fuel economy didn’t match the bigger, more aerodynamic Prius.
The Volkswagen Bug is done again. However, enthusiasts get one last gasp with the Final Edition. It may be the most iconic car on this list, but VW fans may soon get a rush with the ID Buzz electric minibus.
Other discontinuations for 2020 include the Infiniti QX30, Jaguar F-Type Manual, Jaguar XJ, Lincoln MKC and MKT, and the Nissan 370Z Roadster and Rogue Hybrid.
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