Car manufacturers have discontinued these cars for 2022

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With low inventories, car shortages and high new car prices, it would appear that automakers are thinking three times before stopping any car for 2022. But the grim reaper’s fickle scythe – the reason for profit – comes to all cars, sooner or later.

Compact sedans continue to shrink in the shadow of crossover SUVs, but the remaining compacts and sedans are the best they’ve ever been. The automotive food chain doesn’t just eat minnows, it also drives away its biggest predators, such as V-8 engines which are replaced by twin-turbo V-6s with more power and better fuel economy. Such is the automotive evolution.

Here are the latest sacrifices at the automotive altar.

Black Rolls-Royce Dawn 2020 badge

Black Rolls-Royce Dawn 2020 badge

Black Rolls-Royce Dawn 2020 badge

Rolls-Royce Wraith luminaries collection

Rolls-Royce Wraith luminaries collection

Rolls-Royce Wraith luminaries collection

Rolls-Royce Wraith luminaries collection

Rolls-Royce Dawn and Wraith

Even the most opulent and luxurious cars suffer the whim of time. The bespoke British luxury brand’s Wraith coupe and Dawn convertible wrapped up this year in North America after driving on a retired 7 Series platform manufactured by parent company BMW. The Cullinan SUV and the new Ghost travel on a separate platform, but it remains to be seen which specter will fill the two-door slot.

Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster

Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster

Lamborghini Aventador

The mid-engined supercar has been intimidating roadside passenger vehicles for a decade, but also with its 769hp 6.5-liter V-12 that takes the car to 60 mph in under three seconds, failed to overcome progress. A. last and limited edition launched this year in coupe and roadster form and marked the end of Lambo’s gas-only V-12; the next Bull will be a V-12 with a plug-in hybrid coming in 2023. The progeny of the Aventador shouldn’t bear his name.

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Ford EcoSport

At the other end of the automotive spectrum is Ford’s disappointing import, the Ford EcoSport. Introduced here for 2018, the spunky subcompact and its hinged swing tailgate captured enough to sell more than 67,000 units at its peak. Ford closed the plant in India that produced it and launched the Bronco Sport this year, and now all that remains of the EcoSport is an echo.

Mazda CX-3.  2020

Mazda CX-3. 2020

Mazda CX-3

When the larger CX-30 launched for 2020, it was only a matter of time before Mazda’s smallest crossover and tallest hatchback retreated from the shores of the United States. Too cramped, too small, too ambivalent about inalienable rights, the CX-3 could not satisfy American appetites like the CX-30. Still, Mazda is doing the same thing with the 2022 CX-50 compact crossover debuting in November. It will likely supplant the brand’s bestselling CX-5, but Mazda will sell them together for now.

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Mazda 6

The long, slim sedan with above-average performance and premium features has never failed to please us, until now. We I suspect it’s more of a pause than an end while Mazda reorganizes itself from the pandemic and meets the most pressing demands. In April 2020, before the pandemic closed most of the world, Mazda announced plans for a new rear-wheel drive platform with a longitudinal engine layout and a lightweight hybrid straight 6-cylinder suspected to power the redesigned Mazda 6. one of our favorite midsize sedans does not follow in the ghostly footsteps of inferior beings in the Ford Fusion, Chrysler 200 and Volkswagen Passat.

2022 Volkswagen Passat limited edition

2022 Volkswagen Passat limited edition

Volkswagen passat

Easy to overlook, almost impossible to remember, the plebeian Passat was overshadowed by the pleasant Arteon and overpriced compared to the entry-level Jetta. Like most other VWs, the Passat offers good clearance and decent standard safety features, but VW will pull the plug after its current cycle in 2023 to increase EV production. Production at VW’s Chattanooga, Tennessee plant will switch from the Passat to the ID.4 electric crossover starting in 2022.

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Honda Clarity PHEV and FCEV

Even though Honda has committed to making 100% of its battery electric (BEV) or fuel cell electric (FCEV) vehicles by 2040, last year it pulled the plug on its only electric vehicle and this year he did the same on his hydrogen-powered model. . The low-volume experiment with limited availability led to a partnership with GM to develop future FCEVs, but the form it will take … clarity … right now is missing.

2021 Hyundai Veloster

2021 Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai Veloster

The quirky hatchback with a small rear door on the passenger side but no rear door on the driver’s side has had a good ride and will live at its best, like the Hyundai Veloster New. Hyundai’s hottest hatch uses a 2.0-liter turbo-4 that produces 275 hp and 260 lb-ft to hit 60 mph in under five seconds. Its 8-speed dual-clutch automatic or delightful 6-speed manual sends power to the front wheels, and its $ 35,000 price tag makes it the best affordable sports car we’ve driven. The basic Veloster had its charm, but it couldn’t match the practicality of Hyundai’s small crossovers, the Venue and Kona.

2020 Kia Cadenza

2020 Kia Cadenza

2020 Kia Cadenza

2020 Kia Cadenza

2020 Kia K900

2020 Kia K900

2020 Kia K900

2020 Kia K900

Kia Cadenza and K900

Kia’s full-size sedan and larger luxury sedan had become superfluous, and parent company Hyundai’s launch of the Genesis luxury brand made them even more irrelevant. Kia sold fewer than 2,000 combined units in 2020, further supporting the fact that the North American market will not lack full-size sedans. The fun and sporty Kia Stinger could follow next year.

2021 Toyota Avalon

2021 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon

The vaunted full-size Avalon Hybrid sedan will also be discontinued next year. Despite the TRD and XSE sports editions introduced in 2020, the Avalon’s outdated technology and design was nearing a tipping point, and Toyota allegedly canceled production at its Georgetown, Kentucky plant to free up capacity for crossover SUVs. .

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

Toyota Land Cruiser

Loyalists complain about the demise of Toyota’s oldest and most revered truck in the form of an SUV, but since they last forever, they’re not going anywhere, are they? The off-roader that seats eight adventurers and a cost close to six figures may not go away for long: Toyota just redesigned the Tundra pickup with a pair of twin-turbo V-6 engines, and one of those engines was used in a New Generation Land Cruiser 300 Series sold in markets outside the United States

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Ford F-150 diesel

Yes, Volkswagen probably put the nail in the diesel coffin with its Dieselgate scandal, but Ford that rejected the diesel Powerstroke in America’s best-selling vehicle, the F-150, says a lot about the prospects of diesel in passenger vehicles. . Ford said the F-150 Hybrid, with its 3.5-liter twin-turbo petrol V-6 and a 430-hp, 570 lb-ft electric motor, surpasses the 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of the V- 6 3.0-liter turbodiesel. Anyway.

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Volvo V90 and V60

The time-familiar pair of Volvo wagons like tweed jackets and a professor’s pipe join their archetype as Automotive Emeritus. The more SUV-like Cross Country versions, with their black trim and high ground clearance, leave campus for at least another semester.

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