They forgot quite a few..
Aston Martin Vanquish (replaced by DBS)
Audi A3 Cabriolet
BMW 3 Wagon
Cadillac CT6 (same as regal- there is an early 2020 model, then dead)
Hyundai Santa Fe XL (replaced by Palisade)
Nissan Versa Note (killed by Kicks)
Nissan 370Z Roadster
Last edited by ice4life; 12-12-2019 at 04:20 PM.
Eh, most of those cars are not memorable to me. I'm sure they're all fine as transportation, but not exactly something that's interesting. This just seems to represent that normal people are choosing a different path for the normal vehicles they typically buy. I do wonder though, when they say that the VW Sportwagen is dead, does that mean it's actually dead or on hiatus until the mkVIII becomes available? The only car on the list that I'm maybe a little sad they're doing away with is the XJ. Always liked the styling of these and thought they were pretty solid vehicles. Not something I have any great interest in owning---which I guess is a common sentiment.
It's the exact same place in the lineup, the same size, etc. So they moved to an updated platform and made upgrades--it's still the same car, just the next generation.
All they did was retire the name at the same time.
It's things like this that carmakers use to try to get (stupid) people to buy into their continuing embarrassing failures. "What, they're not buying it? Change the name!" The VP gets his bonus and moves on, and everyone comes to realize it's still the same thing they've always been fed.