10 models to be discontinued in 2020

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We rounded up 10 cars that will not see the turn of the next decade.

Each year new cars enter the market while others leave it. Next year is no different. For these 10 models below, 2019 will be the last year they will be offered as they will not be renewed for 2020.

Some disappearing models we knew; some were a surprise, but the vast majority were just simply not selling.

Here’s the list in alphabetical order:

Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze best-selling cars in Canada
Chevrolet Cruze | Photo: Chevrolet

Back in November 2018, GM announced it was going through a significant restructuring phase, which meant laying off 15 % of its workforce in North America as well as cutting low-selling models like the Chevy Cruze.

Chevrolet Volt

2019 Chevrolet Volt
2019 Chevrolet Volt | Photo: Chevrolet

For the same reasons as the Cruze, General Motors also axed the Chevrolet Volt. The last Volt rolled off the production line on February 15th at the Hamtramck factory in Detroit.

Fiat 500L

2019 Fiat 500L | Photo: Fiat

Since last year a lot of rumours are going on that 2019 will be the last year of the model. Poor sales sure don’t help its chances of staying in the lineup for 2020. In 2018, in Canada, they sold 13.

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta | Photo: Ford

With Ford going through a restructuring phase of their own, the “fitness” initiative, we will see them cut all cars save for two. The Fiesta is not one of the two models save therefore, 2019 will be the last year of that little hatchback.

Ford Focus

2018 Ford Focus exterior
Ford Focus | Photo: Ford

Like we just said for the Fiesta, the Focus is yet another model that won’t see the light of day next year. In fact, to that list, we also add the Taurus and the C-Max that won’t be coming back in 2020.

Hyundai Santa Fe XL

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL | Photo: Hyundai

The Hyundai Santa Fe XL disappears in name only as the SUV changes nameplate for 2020. Indeed, the Hyundai Palisade will replace it in Hyundai’s lineup for next year.

Nissan 370Z Roadster

Nissan 370Z Roadster | Photo: Nissan

Starting next year, the Nissan 370Z Coupe will lose its sibling as the 370Z Roadster is being dropped from Nissan’s lineup in 2020.

smart fortwo

2019 smart EQ fortwo
2019 smart EQ fortwo | Photo: smart

Last month, Daimler and Mercedes-Benz said they were cancelling the smart brand from the North American market at the end of 2019. The manufacturer sold 345 smart fortwos in Canada last year.

Toyota Prius c

Toyota Prius c | Photo: Toyota

With the soon-to-be-arriving 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid on the market, the Prius c will be let go from the Toyota lineup at the end of the year. In addition, the Corolla Hybrid as better fuel economy numbers than the Toyota Prius c.

Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-golf IZEV Program
Volkswagen e-Golf | Photo: Volkswagen

The Volkswagen e-Golf will not be renewed for another year in North America. With the production of certain members of the ID. family almost on its way and the rumours of the German brand abandoning the next-generation of the standard Golf for the North American market we understand. Volkswagen should introduce its replacement before this model gets killed.

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