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Discontinued Legends: History That Became Unnecessary

Some cars make up history, but people just don't buy them. Such as sedans and hatchbacks. Who needs them now? Well, no one. These cars just couldn't survive the SUV takeover.

(1: VW Beetle

Everyone remembers this one. It just got discontinued after 75 years in production. Why? It's a hatchback. Also, it began to sell horribly. VW finds the growing ID line more valuable.

(2: Chevy Volt

Chevy's first EV was a revolution. Blue accents, unique design, fully electric. But, it is a sedan. Sedans are not selling. The Volt is gone. GM has a lot more new EVs to focus on.

(3: Cadillac CTS-V

Cadillac wiped out 99% of all their sedans, leaving room for a more organized, practical lineup consisting of more SUVs. The CTS is no longer necessary, and so the incredibly powerful CTS-V isn't either.

(4: Holden Commodore Ute

The Commodore Ute was their icon, an unusual sporty pickup variant of the legendary Commodore sedan. It sold out, so it is now axed.

(5: Chevy Impala

The Impala, like the VW Beetle, has been in production for a long time. It became outdated, and that led to its discontinuation a few months ago.

(6: BMW i8

It represented BMW's future, stood out from the crowd, and got everyone exciting. It was also a plug-in-hybrid, which was a plus. It wasn't highly successful, so BMW killed it off last April. The M Vision sport car, iNEXT SUV and i4 sedan will take its place.


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