Some cars are going away next year. These are them.
Turns out the idea of a hybrid-electric sports car with a motorcycle engine charging the battery was supposed to be an April Fool’s Joke, not a production model.
No one is renting cars, no one is hiring 19-year-old single parents with associate degrees as medical record technicians, and automotive journalists still have the Mitsubishi Mirage to make fun of, so the Journey no longer has a purpose.
Discontinued because no one friggin’ liked it. If you want one, don’t worry—dealers across the nation still have 34 unsold units, a supply that should last until February 2067.
Fiat 124 Spider
Turns out FCA’s market research, which clearly indicated that Americans would buy a less-reliable Miata that didn’t handle as well, was mistaken.
The end of the Ford Fusion marks the culmination of Ford’s plan to stop making cars. Ford’s next Bold Move: Stop making vehicles with wheels.
Ford Mustang Shelby GT350/350R
Because 28 different versions of the Mustang is too many, 25 is too few and 26 is juuuuuuuuuuuust right.
Honda’s gift to its customers in 2021: You no longer have to drive around in a car that screams “Underemployed loser and/or virgin aunt.”
A money-loser for the British brand. Dealers would sell someone an XE and then accidentally deliver a more-expensive XF to the customer, because even the people who saw them every day couldn’t tell the damn things apart.
Jaguar XF Sportbrake
Why did the Jaguar SF Sportbrake fail to sell? Maybe because wagon fanatics are all under 28 years old and can’t afford a new high-end luxury car, or maybe Jaguar buyers thought XF Sportbrake was an option rather than an entire vehicle.
Based on the Mazda2, the current Yaris is the most fun-to-drive small Toyota ever to hit these shores, so of course we’re not allowed to have it. Mazda says they are “considering” bringing the 2 here, an event we consider slightly more probable than the Pope converting to Judaism.