Everything comes to an end, including the really good things. In this list of Top 10 cars, we gathered the models that will no longer be mass-produced from 2022 in the US market.
- Volkswagen Golf TSI
- BMW i3
- Mercedes S-class convertible and coupe
- Volvo V60 and V90
- Toyota Land Cruiser
- Hyundai Veloster
- Mazda CX-3
- Honda Clarity
- Nissan NV200
These cars are not the only models that will go out of production in 2022, but they’re the ones that have gained recognition among the consumers and occupied a special niche in the automotive market as a whole.
Other models that are disappearing in 2022 from the US include the Hyundai Ioniq EV, Polestar 1, Rolls-Royce Dawn, and Lotus Evora.
Production of the latest non-GTI, non-R Golf for the US ended in January 2021. The 46-year run of practical commuter cars came to an end.
The i3 was the first electric vehicle for the mass market. However, it left the US in 2021. Even after nearly a decade, the BMW i3 still looks like nothing on the road. This small city car was introduced in 2013 together with the exotic i8 sports coupe. Initially, sales of such an unusual and miniature car were quite successful, however, in 2020, sales in the United States fell to 1,503 vehicles.
Mercedes S-Class convertibles and coupes have a tradition rooted in the past, but 2021 was their final year for the foreseeable future. The manufacturer focuses on new models like the EQS sedan.
In 2021, station wagons became endangered species, and in 2022 the market will lose two more models – the Volvo V60 and V90. While the all-wheel-drive, off-road versions of the Cross Country V60 and V90 models will remain, the regular versions can be bought only used.
The Land Cruiser is a legendary name and a supremely capable SUV, but its upscale sister, the Lexus LX, has easily outsold it for much of the past 20 years.
The current generation of Hyundai Veloster debuted in 2019. It looked sporty, though the driving experience didn’t quite match the aesthetics. The advent of the Veloster N has changed the situation. The high-performance N model quickly proved much more popular, so the regular versions will be dropped from 2022.
The current generation Mazda6 was introduced in 2014 and has evolved slowly since then. All these years later, it is still an attractive choice for a family car. Rumor has it that the 6 will return to the US in 2023 on a new rear-wheel-drive platform at a higher price.
The world saw the CX-3 model at the 2014 International Auto Show in Los Angeles. There was a lot of anticipation for the small SUV, but it never seemed to catch on with buyers.
The Clarity makes a controversial impression with its high-tech nature, divisive, futuristic teardrop shape, and highly visible aerodynamic elements, including the rear fenders. The second-generation Honda Clarity featured distinct styling and offered three different powertrains, but none of them seemed to impress consumers.
The tiny size of the Nissan NV200 makes it a good work van for Indianapolis and other urban areas. It is also the cheapest model in its class. However, since 2022, the choice of workers who need a new small van is limited to the Ram ProMaster City, Ford Transit Connect, or Mercedes-Benz Metris.
Despite all of these models not being produced for the US market anymore, there are enough reasons why it is a good idea to buy a used car in Indianapolis. But those who dreamt of a Toyota Land Cruiser or a Mercedes S-class convertible should better hurry up, as used cars are in great demand these days.