July 14, 2024
Industry News

Some of the cars being discontinued after 2024

As we welcome new and updated car models every year, it’s also inevitable that we have to bid farewell to some nameplates. This time, it seems there is confirmation or reports of an unusually large number of vehicles being discontinued in 2024 and the coming years.

With many automakers approaching their target dates for electrification of their fleets, some beloved internal combustion cars are going away. Some are exiting with special editions, while others are silently fading out due to slowing sales and changing consumer trends. However, the end of production doesn’t always mean permanent death, as some models may be resurrected in the future, likely as EVs.

Here’s a list of vehicles that are being discontinued in 2024 and beyond:

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Alfa Romeo bid farewell to its combustion-only Quadrifoglio models in April 2024 as the brand shifts towards an electrified future. The Quadrifoglio legacy is not over yet, as Larry Dominique, Alfa Romeo’s senior vice president and head of North America, mentioned, “I look forward to presenting the next chapter in the four-leaf clover’s journey.”

Chevrolet Camaro

GM is discontinuing the Chevy Camaro after 2024 but sending it off in style with a Collector’s Edition. One can’t help but wonder if Chevy will bring it back as an EV in the future.

Chevrolet Malibu

GM will halt production of the Chevy Malibu in November 2024, with plans to retool the assembly line in Kansas for the replacement of the Chevy Bolt.

Dodge Durango

The three-row Durango will be replaced by the Stealth nameplate after 2024, with rumors suggesting that the Durango name might return later on a body-on-frame SUV based on the Jeep Wagoneer’s platform.

Ford Edge

The Ford Edge will see its final year in the U.S. in 2024, marking the end of its production since 2007.

Ford Escape

Ford’s popular Escape compact SUV is reportedly exiting in 2025 to make way for an EV replacement.

Genesis G70

The Genesis G70 is being discontinued with no successor in the works as the brand electrifies its entire lineup by 2025.

Jeep Cherokee

Production of the Cherokee has already ended, while the Grand Cherokee continues to stay in the lineup.

Jeep Renegade

Jeep is discontinuing the entry-level Renegade after 2023, making the Compass the most affordable model for the brand.

Kia Rio

The Kia Rio, one of the most affordable cars in the market, is reportedly being discontinued in 2024.

Maserati Ghibli

Maserati’s midsize sedan, the Ghibli, is on the chopping block for 2024, with plans to merge it with the Quattroporte in the future.

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door is scheduled to exit production in 2024 or 2025.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet

While the coupe versions of the C- and E-Class have already stepped aside for the CLE-Class, the convertible versions will follow suit.

Mini Clubman

Mini has bid farewell to the Clubman with a Final Edition, without plans for an electric replacement.

Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi is reportedly discontinuing the Mirage, America’s most affordable model, in 2025 without naming a successor.

Nissan GT-R

The Nissan GT-R is retiring in 2024 with special editions, marking the end of an era for the iconic model.

Nissan Titan

Nissan will cease production of the Titan in 2024 after struggling to make an impact in the full-size pickup market.

Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman

There are rumors that production for the 982 models will end in October 2025, to be replaced by electric models on Volkswagen Group’s new SSP architecture.

Ram 1500 TRX

The Ram 1500 TRX will conclude production with a Final Edition in 2025, with plans for an off-road-capable 1500 RHO in the future.

Subaru Legacy

2025 will mark the final model year for the Subaru Legacy, which will stop production in South Carolina to make way for the Volvo EX90 and Polestar 3.

Toyota Venza

Toyota will retire the Venza hybrid after the 2024 model year, making room for the Toyota Crown Signia as a two-row hybrid crossover.

Volvo S60

The Volvo S60 sedan will bid adieu in 2025, with production ending at Volvo’s South Carolina plant.

FAQ

Will these discontinued models be replaced with electric vehicles?

It’s likely that some of the discontinued models will be replaced with electric versions in the future, as automakers shift towards electrification.

Conclusion

As we say goodbye to these beloved vehicles, it marks a significant shift in the automotive industry towards electrification and changing consumer preferences. While the end of production doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the road for these models, it will be interesting to see how they evolve in the electrified future.

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