We're nearing the end of 2023 and automakers have already rolled out most of their new products for next year. That means many of the cars, trucks, and SUVs that we love so much won't make it to 2024.
Luxury brands like Audi and Mercedes-Benz are putting multiple cars to rest as they prep new products, while American automakers like Chrysler and Dodge have at least one vehicle going the way of the dodo as they prep for the upcoming EV onslaught. Even a few supercars won’t stick around next year, some destined to be replaced by more powerful models.
More cars will join this list next year. For now, let's say our goodbyes and remember those vehicles we've lost.
Alpina inked a deal with BMW early last year that ended the in-house tuner's independent run, giving the automaker full control of the company after 2025. With that, the Alpina B7 – based on the BMW 7 Series – won't see a direct successor based on the current generation with other Alpina models in danger of being discontinued as well.
Audi's enduring supercar is finally reaching the end of the line. With the 2023 GT RWD model announced for the US (and priced at a cool $251,395), production of the R8 is officially winding down after 16 years spanning two generations.
The Audi TT will say its goodbyes after 25 years. The iconic sports car survived two and a half decades before the automaker made the decision to move on from the nameplate. Buyers in the UK will see a Final Edition model for 2023, while the RS Heritage Edition introduced last year will be the last of its kind for the US.
Chevrolet is killing off its most affordable EV, the Bolt – for now. The first generation Bolt debuted in 2016 and the updated version arrived in 2022, making the small EV much more appealing with a sharp redesign and new technology. But there is hope for the future as Chevrolet promises a new Bolt riding atop its advanced Ultium EV platform. When that new Bolt will debut remains to be seen.
The bigger Bolt EUV arrived with Chevy's refresh in 2022 boasting more interior passenger space, and for the first time, Super Cruise on a Chevy product. It too, though, was discontinued. It's unclear whether the new Ultium-based Bolt expected in the next few years will also include the larger EUV.
The Chevrolet Camaro nameplate as a whole will stick around for one more year before it too is discontinued – but the base turbo model won’t. Chevrolet confirmed that the four-cylinder Camaro won’t be available for the 2024 model year, which means the base motor is now the 3.6-liter V6 making 335 hp. That version starts at $32,495.
Chrysler is rolling out just a few thousand examples of the 300 sedan for the 2023 model year; only 2,300 units are available for buyers this year in both V8 and V6 variants. This 300, though, marks the end of the line for the muscle car after this generation survived 18 years following its debut for the 2005 model year.
Dodge is reluctantly discontinuing the Challenger as the automaker moves to electrification, specifically with the arrival of the new Charger Daytona SRT EV. As one final act, though, Dodge released a variety of "Last Call" special edition Challengers, including the limited Demon 170 with 1,025 horsepower and a ridiculous 0-60 time of just 1.7 seconds.
Like the Challenger, Dodge is discontinuing the Charger sedan. The Charger sedan has been a staple in the Dodge lineup since its debut in 2006, with some truly awesome models like the Scat Pack, the Hellcat, and the Hellcat Redeye in that successful 17-year production run.
Dodge Hellcat Models
But it's not just the Challenger and Charger names that will be discontinued after the 2023 model year – Dodge is killing the entire Hellcat line, too. Reports indicate that the final Hellcat engine will be built later this year with the iconic supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine being phased out.
Ferrari’s 488 replacement had a relatively short run. Believe it or not, only one (1) example of the F8 Tributo was officially imported into the US. But don’t worry, buyers that want the F8 coupe’s same stellar performance with the upgrade of a removable roof can still get their hands on an F8 Spider. That version starts at $319,342 and packs the same 3.9-liter V8 engine with 710 hp.
Say arrivederci to the lovely Ferrari Portofino M as it’s set to be replaced by the Roma Spider in 2024. The Roma Spider boasts a more-powerful twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine that gives it 612 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque, and it offers a traditional cloth roof as opposed to the Portofino’s convertible hardtop, which helps with weight.
The mid-size Ford Edge probably won't survive after this year in part due to labor disputes at the automaker's Oakville Assembly plant in Canada. That, and the Blue Oval's ongoing transition to EVs. The Edge will live on in China in the form of a longer-wheelbase hybrid crossover, but there are currently no plans to bring that SUV to America. And as for the Lincoln Nautilus – the Edge's more luxurious cousin – it recently underwent a major makeover for the 2024 model year.
If you work in law enforcement, you can still buy a Ford Explorer Hybrid. But for the average man, Ford is killing off its fuel-sipping mid-sizer. The current iteration of the Explorer Hybrid debuted in 2020, but it won't make to the 2024 model year. Hopefully another hybrid SUV is on the way.
Although Ford hasn’t sold the Fiesta in the US since 2019, the seventh-generation model was available in Europe – but now it's being discontinued, too. Ford plans to fill its spot in the lineup with an all-electric version of the Puma crossover, with the last few examples of the Fiesta expected to roll out of Ford’s German factory in June.
Ford's smallest work van, the Transit Connect, won't survive through the 2024 model year. The company did have a new version of the Transit planned using the Maverick's platform, but those plans have reportedly been scrapped as well.
Although it was rumored that the Kia Stinger would be discontinued before the 2023 model year, the sporty sedan is at least sticking around for another short run before production ends in 2024. As a sendoff to the Stinger, Kia introduced a Tribute Edition model with Moonscape matte paint and new 19-inch wheels, with only 1,000 units planned worldwide.
Kia is killing off the Rio for the 2024 model year. The automaker's smallest vehicle has been around globally since 1999, and this current generation debuted for the US in 2016. As of this year, it's still one of the cheapest cars in America with a base starting price of $17,875. There's still a change it will be replaced by a new affordable offering next year.
Like the Explorer, Lincoln is also discontinuing its mid-size SUV hybrid option. The Aviator Grand Touring won't make it to 2024, which, unlike the Ford, was a plug-in-hybrid vehicle and qualified for the full $7,500 tax credit in the US. Next year the Aviator will only be available with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6.
Mazda is discontinuing one three-row SUV in place of another. The longstanding CX-9 will disappear after the 2023 model year in place of the new-and-much-improved CX-90. The new CX-90 has more space, a punchier turbocharged inline-six engine, and for the first time on any Mazda of this size, a plug-in-hybrid option with up to 26 miles of range. The CX-9 won’t be missed.
Another Mazda that won’t survive in the US into 2024 is the compact MX-30 EV. With an abysmal 100 miles of range and a $34,645 starting price, the MX-30 was relatively fun to drive, but it didn’t offer enough range for its asking price. And you could only buy it in California. Hopefully better EVs are on the way from Mazda.
McLaren has already shut the door on the 720S sports car with production quietly coming to an end late last year. But the supercar maker already has a successor on the way dubbed the 750S – and it’s sold out until late next year. The 750S will reportedly have up to 740 hp and could debut as early as this month.
Mercedes is trimming down its lineup pretty dramatically. Last year the company discontinued the A-Class and CLS, and now the C-Class Cabriolet is next in line. The timeline isn’t totally clear, but reports suggest the C-Class convertible will be discontinued sometime between 2023 and 2024, meaning it likely won’t survive through the 2024 model year.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
The C-Class convertible won’t be the only discontinued version of the compact luxury car. Mercedes also plans to kill off the C-Class Coupe at the same time, leaving only the sedan in the lineup for the foreseeable future.
Another victim of Mercedes-Benz’s ongoing lineup simplification is the CLS. Last year the company killed off its sporty CLS 53 offering, but now the entire nameplate will disappear as production is officially slated to end in August.
The E-Class Cabriolet will follow the C-Class convertible on its way out the door with the larger two-door also being discontinued. It will follow the same timeline as the C-Class, with production slated to end sometime between this year and next.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
And of course, just like the C-Class, Mercedes-Benz is also killing the E-Class Coupe sometime between now and 2024. With those two two-doors being discontinued, that means the updated AMG GT – whenever it debuts – will be the only true coupe in the lineup, not counting the many four-door "coupes."
It might not be Mercedes-Benz’s most well-known model, but the Metris has been a staple among work vans since 1996. Now it’s being discontinued. Both the work and passenger versions of the Metris will be disappearing after this year.
Nissan's full-size Maxima will reach the end of the line before the end of 2023. It was rumored that Nissan would replace the Maxima will a full-size EV last year, but with no new electric sedan on the way anytime soon, Nissan has quietly killed the Maxima prior to the 2024 model year.
With the debut of the new Panamera, Porsche is discontinuing the wagon variant in the US due to slow sales. The Sport Turismo accounted for less than 10 percent of total demand for the previous Panamera.
- Acura ILX
- Acura NSX
- Buick Encore
- Chevrolet Spark
- Ford GT
- Honda Insight
- Hyundai Veloster N
- Infiniti Q60
- Lexus RX L
- Mercedes-AMG CLS 53
- Mercedes-Benz A-Class
- Nissan Rogue Sport
- Subaru WRX STI
- Toyota Avalon
- Volkswagen Passat
Discontinued For 2025
- Chevrolet Camaro
- Ford Escape
- Maserati Ghibli
- Mini Clubman
- Nissan Altima
- Nissan Titan
- Nissan Versa