As 2023 draws to a close, it’s time to take stock, car stock that is. While a plethora of new vehicles are expected over the coming months, some are bowing out. This is the case for all the following models which, after a short or long career, will no longer be offered for sale new next year.
Launched in 1999, the Audi TT has been in its third generation since 2013. Available as a coupe and cabriolet, it delighted driving enthusiasts for almost a quarter of a century. Performance enthusiasts will remember the TT RS model with its turbocharged five-cylinder engine that developed 394 hp.
An iconic sports car from the brand with the four rings, the R8 was first introduced in 2007. Previously available with a V8 engine, it could only be delivered with the 5.2 L V10 engine at the end of its career and could develop up to 612 hp.
Chevrolet Bolt EV / EUV
A true success story, the Chevrolet Bolt has gone through two generations. A small electric hatchback, it could travel up to 417 kilometers on a single charge. General Motors is ending the project in its current form, but the eventual return of the model has already been announced.
After a long career, it’s time for the Chrysler 300 to retire as one of America’s last full-size sedans, with a 300C version powered by a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine. Based on the LX platform, the Chrysler 300 had been on the market since 2005.
Introduced in 2008, the Challenger was assembled at the Brampton (Ontario) plant, along with the Dodge Charger, the long-ago-defunct Magnum and the Chrysler 300. To mark the final year of production, Dodge offered the most powerful Challenger yet: the SRT Demon 170. Depending on the fuel used, this racetrack-worthy car can develop up to 1025 horsepower.
Alongside the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Challenger, it’s time to say goodbye to the Charger. Sold since 2005, it has been used both as a police car and as a performance beast, with versions such as the SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Jailbreak.
For 2024, the Fiat 500X will not be part of the Stellantis catalog. And no one will mourn its departure. For the full year 2022, Fiat sold a miserable number units of the 500X in Canada. For next year, we’re expecting the arrival of an all-electric version of the 500.
Introduced in 2014, the Jaguar F-Type bows out ten years later. Replacing the XK in the British manufacturer’s catalog, it will leave a real gap in the range.
Built on the same platform as the Fiat 500X, the Jeep Renegade also disappears. The American brand thus loses its entry-level model. The Jeep Compass becomes the entry-level model. The Cherokee adventure is also coming to an end.
In recent years, subcompact cars have been dropping like flies. All that remained in the segment are the Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan Versa and Kia Rio. The latter will disappear, and the segment is now down to two cars.
Kia Soul EV
The Chevrolet Bolt EV isn’t the only electric car not to make the leap to 2024. The same goes for the Kia Soul EV. The Soul EV was not sold in the United States. Kia is not leaving the small car market, however, and will continue to focus on the Niro range, which includes hybrid, plug-in hybrid and 100% electric versions.
With the elimination of three models between 2023 and 2024, Kia’s range will be streamlined. Introduced in 2018, the Kia Stinger shared most of its components with the Genesis G70. Unlike the latter, which is a sedan, the Stinger was a sporty five-door hatchback.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class Coupe / Convertible
Mercedes-Benz is trimming the fat in the run-up to 2024. The C and E-Class coupes and convertibles have been eliminated. Remember that the German manufacturer has reserved the arrival of the CLE for the coming year.
The full-size sedan segment has been in crisis for several years, and has severely lost ground. For 2024, the Nissan Maxima will not be back. However, serious rumors point to the model’s eventual return in an electric version.
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo
For 2024, Porsche arrives with the third generation of the model and takes the opportunity to slightly revamp the range. The Sport Turismo version has been dropped.