Every year a handful of new car models are discontinued. 2015 is no different, the five cars listed below will not be replaced in 2016. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Automakers realize in this day and age they must adapt to the consumer’s ever changing needs by providing vehicles with the latest technology and styling trends. If an automaker becomes content and doesn’t evolve with consumer demands, they’ll end up suffering in sales and ultimately failing as an auto manufacturer.
The hardest one to let go on the list has to be the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. Available in the US since 1992, the 2015 model Evo is the last high performance Mitsubishi sold in the United States and is just one fun little all-wheel-drive (AWD) car to drive. Even though we were told by Mitsubishi at the beginning of the 2015 model year this would be the last year for the Evo. Doesn’t mean we have to be happy it won’t be available in 2016.
After a seven percent decline in sales from 2013 to 2014, the writing was on the wall. Nissan is finally pulling the trigger on the Xterra after deciding they don’t want to invest the money in emissions and safety equipment required to meet new U.S. market regulations. Many SUV buyers are beginning to steer away from the Xterra’s rough truck-like ride and poor fuel economy, opting for better gas mileage and softer rides found in newer model SUVs and crossovers.
The Honda Crosstour is also set to be discontinued at the end of this year. Honestly, many experts in the industry can’t believe it survived as long as it did. It was first named the Accord Crosstour, before subtlety removing the Accord from its name. It cost more than an Accord or CRV without any noticeable advantages, and in its best year sold just over 28,000 units. Honda, did not do a very good job with the creation of this wagon and it’s time to put a bullet in its head.
Competition Between Dealers Always Gets You the Best Price
When negotiating a new car or truck’s price, it’s important to know the dealer invoice price and what other people are paying for the same vehicle in your local area. Otherwise, you won’t know what’s a good price to pay for the vehicle. I highly recommend using an online referral service such as Ryde Shopper or Motor Trend, their quotes will automatically include any discounts or cash-back incentives currently available.
In addition, the above sites will tell you which dealerships in your local area are currently the most flexible with their new car pricing. These sites provide valuable information for anyone thinking about buying or leasing a new car or truck.
5 New Cars to be Discontinued After the 2015 Model Year
|Rank||Discontinued After 2015 Model Year|
|1||2015 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO|
|2||2015 Nissan Xterra|
|3||2015 Honda Crosstour|
|4||2015 Scion xB|
|5||2015 Infiniti Q40|