Automakers kill off vehicles every year, mostly due to slow sales. While some come as a shock, others go away without anyone ever noticing. Recently, smaller cars have been de-emphasized while bigger, more practical SUVs have gained more popularity. Dealers will probably be motivate sellers of models to make room for fresh new products, so expect to be able to get a great deal on any of the vehicles on this list. Here’s a look at 10 cars being killed off after 2019.
- Audi A3 Cabriolet – Introduced in the U.S. back in 2015 as a 2-door, drop-top version of the A3 sedan. However, the convertible market is shrinking and Audi has found that buyers tend to flock to the more expensive A5 Cabriolet over the smaller A3. With a new A3 on the way soon, the current A3 Cabriolet will go away – at least here in the U.S. — after the 2019 model year.
- BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe – Though discontinued last year, the 6 Series Gran Coupe carried on for another model year. The new 4-door 8 Series Gran Coupe being recently revealed… time has come for the 2019 model year to be the 6 Series Gran Coupe’s last.
- Buick LaCrosse – The LaCrosse is a victim of GM’s announcement of it’s discontinuation of its line of large, front-wheel-drive sedans. A comfortable, spacious sedan, the current-generation LaCrosse just went on sale for the 2017 model year, and was available with all-wheel drive and a potent V6 engine. Alas, the LaCrosse falls victim to the rise in popularity of SUVs, and 2019 will be its last model year.
- Cadillac XTS – Like the LaCrosse, the Cadillac XTS is another one of GM’s large FWD sedans that is going away after 2019. A little more polished and a little more luxurious than the LaCrosse, the XTS offered comfort and style, although it had been made virtually obsolete in the Cadillac lineup in recent years by the new CT6 and redesigned CTS. While it’s going away soon, the XTS isn’t quite dead yet, and there are still many listed for sale on Autotrader.
- Chevrolet Impala – The most economical of GM’s triumvirate of midsize sedans is being discontinued in 2019, the Chevrolet Impala offers comfort and serenity just like the LaCrosse and the XTS, but at a lower price and with fewer luxurious features. Don’t worry though if you’re hoping to get behind the wheel of a brand-new Impala in the coming year, as there are currently tons of new examples still listed for sale on Autotrader.
- Fiat 500 – With the economic downturn and sky-high gas prices seen in the U.S. at the beginning of this decade, automakers scrambled to introduce small, efficient city cars. Fast forward a few years though, and a stronger economy means that the market for these microcars has all but dried up, and Fiat-Chrysler FCAU, +0.31% has announced that sales of the diminutive 500 will end in the U.S. after 2019, citing a lack of demand.
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