A number of car models will be discontinued and removed from the price lists in 2023. This list includes highly popular city cars, well-known sedans, and iconic supercars that will frequently be replaced by new electric vehicles over time.
Let’s see the list in detail.
The iconic Audi R8 super sports car from Germany is set to depart from the market and will be replaced by a silent electric vehicle under a completely new name. However, there is currently limited information available regarding this upcoming model.
The long-standing Ford Fiesta will be removed from the price lists to make way for two new electrified models based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform.
The Ford Ecosport crossover will be replaced by the electric variant of the Ford Puma, which will simplify the lineup in the American automaker’s catalog.
The legendary Ford GT, which made history at the 24h of Le Mans, will bid farewell as the production line comes to a close. Only 20 limited edition units will be produced as a final farewell.
Hyundai’s IONIQ model is set to retire and will be replaced by the IONIQ 5 and 6 models, as well as the Kona Electric.
Starting in 2023, the Aventador will no longer be produced at the Sant’Agata Bolognese factories. Lamborghini has announced plans to produce exclusively hybrid cars starting in 2024 and to transition to 100% electric cars by 2030.
KIA Stinger XHE
The KIA Stinger XHE has already disappeared from the Italian market since mid-2022 and will be discontinued globally starting from 2023.
Trident is focusing on renewing its range, and as a result, the company has decided to discontinue the Ghibli by the end of 2023.
The production of the two coupe and convertible versions of the Mercedes C-Class has ended. In 2023, a new electric model called Mercedes CLE, which will be shared with the Mercedes E-Class, will replace them.
The Mercedes E-Class coupe and cabriolet models are among the cars that will be discontinued in 2023. These models will be replaced by the new CLE, which is an upcoming electric car from Mercedes.
The Nissan GTR, a renowned sports car that has become an icon in the film industry as well as in the automotive world, is set to retire from the European market in 2023 due to the new regulations set by the European Union on noise pollution limits, with the maximum limit being 78 decibels. However, it will still be available in other parts of the world.
Smart for four
The well-known 5-door version of Smart, the Smart ForFour, will disappear from the market among small cars. Smart’s focus is now on the launch of their first strictly electric SUV, expected in 2023, on which all their efforts are concentrated.
The Volkswagen Passat will no longer be available in dealerships from 2023. The rationalization of the range towards electric vehicles is the reason for its exit from the market. It was one of the most popular cars.