[Staff, 2022-12-29 09:00:00,
For most of 2022, dealers could sell every new vehicle that landed on their lot thanks to ongoing supply chain shortages and strong demand. That’s beginning to change, but even in this unusual car-buying moment, some models just didn’t connect with enough buyers in 2022 (and possibly earlier years) and headed off into the sunset.
So why do cars get canceled? Dollars and cents. Each new vehicle and all the cars on this list were once the stars of splashy media events and international launches, and represent an economic investment that has to earn a profit. If it doesn’t, it won’t return, or it might be replaced by a very different model at the end of its life cycle.
As in 2020 and 2021, most of the vehicles on this list are cars, and consumers’ preferences for SUVs are the chief culprit for their demise. The Volkswagen Golf was effectively replaced by the Taos in 2022, and Hyundai’s Venue, which belatedly replaced the Accent Hatchback in 2020, will now also act as a replacement for the Accent sedan in 2023.
There are other vehicles slated to be dropped for 2023, including the diesel versions of the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Ram 1500, but the non-diesel versions will continue. The cars on this list are being discontinued entirely. There are other models on their way out, like the Ford Ecosport, but these are the ones that had the biggest impact on consumers and the car market as a…
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