Say Goodbye! 2023 Will Be the End of the Road for These Car Models.

December 15th, 2022 by

The 2022 model year will be the last for many car models across different categories, including economy cars, supercars and minivans. Automakers discontinue models for varying reasons, such as poor sales and changing consumer preferences. Let’s take a look at a few cars discontinued in 2023.

Acura ILX

The introduction of the 2023 Acura Integra was the death blow to Acura’s old sedan, the Acura ILX. The Integra is comparable to the recent 11th-gen Honda Civic, whereas the ILX is more akin to the 9th-generation Civic. The ILX’s end has been overdue since the release of the 10th-generation Civic.

Buick Encore

Buick’s Encore subcompact SUV has finally reached the end of its road after a nearly decade-long run. This comes as no surprise, though, considering the Encore has been jostling for showroom space as Buick’s similarly sized SUV, the Encore GX, since 2020.

Chevrolet Spark

With a starting MSRP of just $13,600 for the base model, the 2022 Chevrolet Spark was the least expensive new car in the United States. It packed several standard features despite its two-passenger rear bench seat being unsuitable for passenger hauling. However, its 4-cylinder 98-hp engine was unimpressive.

Ford GT

The 66-hp Ford GT paid homage to the Ford GT40 racecars that triumphed at Le Mans four times in the 1960s. The GT’s top speed surpassed 200 mph, thanks to a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. It offered several special edition models throughout the years, the last of which was the special LM Edition.

Honda Insight

The Insight, Honda’s hybrid version of the 10th-generation Civic, won’t make it past the 2022 model year. Honda cast aside the Insight to focus on making hybrids of its principal models: the 11th-generation Civic, Accord and CR-V.

Hyundai Veloster

The 2021 model year saw much of the Hyundai Veloster line get shelved, with only the 275-hop Veloster N making it to 2022. Sadly, Hyundai has now dealt the death knell to make way for the Elantra N and Kona N. The Hyundai Accent and Ioniq models, too, will not return for the 2023 model year.

Toyota Avalon

After a nearly three-decade run, the Avalon has finally reached its finale. Toyota dropped this large sedan from its 2023 lineup. The carmaker replaced the Avalon with the hybrid-only 2023 Crown, a full-size sedan with a higher ride height and several SUV-inspired features.

Volkswagen Passat

Production of the Volkswagen Passat sedan ceases in the 2022 model year due to low sales. For those in the market for a Volkswagen sedan, the closest alternative is the Arteon midsize sedan, featuring a sportier design, superior performance and better driving mechanics.

Other Cars Discontinued in 2023

Several auto industry news stories broke throughout 2022, announcing the discontinuation of many car models. Here are more notable cars that won’t make it to 2023.

  • Acura NSX
  • Chevrolet Trax
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee WK
  • Lamborghini Aventador
  • Lamborghini Countach
  • Lexus RX L
  • Mercedes-Benz A-class
  • Nissan Rogue Sport
  • Ram ProMaster City

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