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These vehicles will be killed in 2019: Say goodbye to Chevrolet, Ford, Nissan cars


 


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These vehicles will be k*lled in 2019: Say goodbye to Chevrolet, Ford, Nissan cars
 

 
In the auto industry, business is booming for the undertaker.

Automakers are k*lling vehicle models at a steady clip Ė largely because buyer preferences are changing.

Itís all part of a sweeping shift into SUVs and crossovers, which offer more space, a higher stance and fuel economy thatís vastly better than a decade ago. About 1 in 2 vehicles sold in 2019 will be SUVs or crossovers, according to projections by car-buying advice site Edmunds.

ďPrimarily itís a shift away from passenger cars Ė compacts, hatchbacks, those types of vehicles,Ē said Matt DeLorenzo, senior managing editor of Kelley Blue Book.

Several vehicles that are being put out of their misery are hybrids of some form, which Americans have been reluctant to buy with gasoline below $3 per gallon since 2014.

Discontinuing vehicles is not something the automakers do lightly, in part because theyíve invested substantial time and money into marketing and developing those models.

Take the Volkswagen Beetle, for example. Itís an iconic brand with seven decades of name recognition and an iconic silhouette.

But the 2019 model will be the final one. At least for a while.

If thereís one thing to remember about the auto industry, itís that goodbye isnít necessarily forever. After all, in 2019 Ford will revive the Ranger pickup, Toyota will revive the Supra sports car and Honda will bring back the Passport SUV.

As we welcome back those vehicles, weíre waving goodbye to these:

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Ford Taurus
This is not the first time Ford decided to end production of this large sedan. But it could be the last. Large cars are falling out of favor. At one point, the Taurus was one of the most popular cars in America. Those days are long gone.

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Ford Focus
This compact sedan perished as Ford pivots its focus toward SUVs and pickups. Ford had only 12,000 Focus cars left as of early December. Get it while you still can.

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Chevrolet Impala
Like the Taurus, this large sedan once occupied prime real estate in the American automotive landscape. Despite a critically acclaimed redesign earlier this decade, it couldnít overcome the sedan segmentís demise.

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Chevrolet Cruze
GM bet big on this compact sedan earlier this decade, and it paid off for a while. But sales have suffered during the SUV boom. Its demise has placed GMís plant in Lordstown, Ohio, at serious risk of closing.

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Chevrolet Volt
Billed as an emblem of GMís engineering prowess and pivot toward alternative propulsion vehicles, this vehicle essentially invented the concept of the plug-in hybrid. It was critically acclaimed and generated a loyal base of enthusiasts.

But sales never reached initial expectations, and GM is turning its attention to battery-powered cars that donít have a backup gas generator like the Volt.

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Volkswagen Touareg
Volkswagen will continue to sell this model in foreign markets but not in the U.S. Here, itís now selling the Atlas large SUV and the Tiguan crossover, with plans to introduce more SUVs.

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Volkswagen Beetle
This two-door car has one of the most iconic silhouettes in the auto industry. But Americans donít want to hunch over to get into cars anymore.

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Hyundai Azera
This attempt at a luxury sedan never panned out. The Korean automaker pivoted its luxury efforts toward an altogether new brand called Genesis, which is struggling to gain sales traction.

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Honda CR-Z
This compact hybrid had bad timing, entering the market just as hybrid sales were falling off a cliff.

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Ford C-Max
This model, which was offered in hybrid and plug-in versions, had a strong run out of the gate but eventually fell prey to the same industry trends that undermined the CR-Z.

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Toyota Prius V
This large version of the Prius hybrid hasnít been manufactured since the 2017 model-year, but itís still registering sales, according to Edmunds.

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Nissan Juke
Nissanís quirky subcompact crossover has given way to a new little crossover called the Nissan Kicks.

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Cadillac CT6 and XTS
These large luxury sedans were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Luxury buyers with this much money to spend and a desire for space are buying SUVs.

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Cadillac ATS
This compact luxury sedan was designed as a competitor to industry stalwarts such as the BMW 3-series. It couldnít overcome the Cadillac brandís struggles and the compact sedan segmentís implosion.

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255 comments for "These vehicles will be killed in 2019: Say goodbye to Chevrolet, Ford, Nissan cars"

 4 months ago '06        #2
realgunta 895 heat pts895
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interesting
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 4 months ago '12        #3
majestykagiso 51 heat pts51
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All I'll say is. Whenever one country stays going to gas/resource guzzlers, a new war coming through. The rest of the world stays paying for trends with their lives
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Rule 336 104 heat pts104
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Camaros will still be made so idc
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 4 months ago '17        #5
one il matt 56 7 heat pts
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What's going to happen when oil goes back to $110 / barrel and gas is $5 / gallon in the south?

Next recession gonna be major and all those big bets on SUVs are going to bite back.



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 4 months ago '18        #6
KdenIII 15 heat pts15
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Xts is a piece of sh*t, my buddy has one, when he got it towed cuz it wouldn't start he seen a next one coming on a flatbed.

Caddy's are overrated af


Also
Fusion replacing the taurus
Fiesta replacing the focus

sh*t is more rebranding than anything.
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 4 months ago '15        #7
Prad Bitt 
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 Rule 336 said
Camaros will still be made so idc
Bowtie til I die nuccaaaaa
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 4 months ago '18        #8
BlaqThum 
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Supra coming bacc might trade the maro in and for that
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 4 months ago '09        #9
NLSP42 208 heat pts208
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I heard Nissan was thinking of cutting the Maxima in the future and sticking with the Altima and Sentra
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 4 months ago '04        #10
DJ Maximum|M 63 heat pts63
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 Rule 336 said
Ct6 is beautiful. My girl has one. She's white, we don't care about skin color. She likes me for who I am
what does that has to do with anything
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 4 months ago '05        #11
old head 180 heat pts180
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 NLSP42 said
I heard Nissan was thinking of cutting the Maxima in the future and sticking with the Altima and Sentra
they should....Maxima trash

and Altima is the official car of skammers


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 4 months ago '17        #12
Sucka Repellent 126 heat pts126
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looks like I got my brand new '18 impala at the right time....
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 4 months ago '17        #13
Skratch 
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Dont see whats so great about a SUV/crossover, weird ppl really want them big pieces of sh*t?
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 4 months ago '05        #14
old head 180 heat pts180
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 DJ Maximum said
what does that has to do with anything
dude says this sh*t in multiple threads...he's been trying to convince random posters on bx that he isn't racist

its fukkn stupid that race has to be brought up in literally every bx thread no matter what

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 4 months ago '16        #15
mlbnba2016 89 heat pts89
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them impalas were dope
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 4 months ago '17        #16
Sucka Repellent 126 heat pts126
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 mlbnba2016 said
them impalas were dope
facts.
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 4 months ago '12        #17
mars15 35 heat pts35
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 Skratch said
Dont see whats so great about a SUV/crossover, weird ppl really want them big pieces of sh*t?
Its a family staple now, people moving away from ugly minivans.
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 4 months ago '16        #18
mlbnba2016 89 heat pts89
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 mlbnba2016 said
them impalas were dope


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 4 months ago '04        #19
faygo 1 heat pts
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 Rule 336 said
Camaros will still be made so idc
If it doesn't get a new full body redesign and a price drop for that weak a*s v6 and 4 banger it will be joining those cars soon enough.
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 4 months ago '05        #20
realfastMustang 
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Damn, RIP... CT6 Twin Turbo





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 4 months ago '16        #21
P Glizzy 
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Not the Imp...

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 4 months ago '10        #22
KJHARDY 85 heat pts85
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Trying to make the Taurus SHO my next car.
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 4 months ago '17        #23
justin747 44 heat pts44
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 Rule 336 said
Camaros will still be made so idc
 Prad Bitt said
Bowtie til I die nuccaaaaa


V8 only tho. A V6 Camaro is basically a Malibu couple.

The only people who should be driving V6 "muscle" cars are strippers
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 4 months ago '05        #24
SupaMann 52 heat pts52
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 Rule 336 said
Ct6 is beautiful. My girl has one. She's white, we don't care about skin color. She likes me for who I am
Dafukk that has anything to do with cars?
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Top 10 most propped recently  4 months ago '17        #25
Rule 336 104 heat pts104
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 faygo said
If it doesn't get a new full body redesign and a price drop for that weak a*s v6 and 4 banger it will be joining those cars soon enough.
They just redesigned it like 2-3 years ago
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