The Discontinued Cars of 2021
It’s a longer than expected list of 26 different cars and trucks that are being discontinued in 2021. That’s right these vehicles are being taken off the market indefinitely. Some of these cars, you may know well, others, not so much, but what’s certain is the end of their life cycle, at least for the time being.
As a professional and licensed used car buying company for nearly 30 years, we’ve naturally developed a deep love and appreciation for cars. Some of the more well-known vehicles that left the market last year are some of our favourites like the Toyota Landcruiser, the Volkswagen Passat, and the Subaru WRX STI. Others were more stylish than practical, and it’s no surprise that their time in the car buying world was short lived. So, take some time to peruse the list below and see if any of your favourites, like ours, are on there. If they are and you’re wanting to get back into one of them, you’ll have to consider buying a used car instead of new one from now on.
2021 Vehicles that Reached the End of Their Life Cycle
1. Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat
While you may not be able to buy yourself a Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat brand-new anymore, you can still purchase the Dodge Durango at a local Dodge dealership like Marine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep Marine Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM in Vancouver, BC you just won’t be able to get the Hellcat. However, if it’s the SRT Hellcat model that you’re fond of, you can still purchase a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. So, if you happen to own a Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, now is the best time to sell your SUV. You’ll never get paid more money than now for it!
2. Kia Sedona
That’s right, the Kia Sedona minivan is tossing in the towel to be replaced by its big brother, the Carnival. The Carnival has actually been the minivan of choice in Korea since 1998, but in North America the Sedona was always the preferred model. Now, after some redesign and a push on marketing, the Carnival will be taking its place in 2022. With lots of tech and convenient features for a great price, it’s no wonder why they pulled the Sedona off the market and brought the Carnival in. If you own a used Kia Sedona of any year, with any features, we’ll definitely be wanting to buy it.
3. Mazda 6
The Mazda 6, only introduced in Canada in 2004, is finding a place in car buying heaven now too. You’ll only be able to buy the Mazda 6 if you’re buying it used. This sport sedan was once the turning point for Mazda’s redesign of their entire line-up by getting noted for being stylish, spirited, and insightful, something Mazda was not known for prior to the Mazda 6 launch. There is no current replacement for this model as of yet, so if you currently own a Mazda 6, you’ve
got a little hidden gem in your pocket. There’s no better time to sell your used Mazda 6 with the company now pulling it from their line-up indefinitely.
4. Volkswagen Passat
This long-time popular car will be seeing the end of the line by the end of 2022. Due to drab sales over the past 3 years, the company decided it was time to pull it from their line-up and shift their focus on producing electric vehicles at the plant where the Passat is currently being made in Tennessee. They will only be producing 1973 units of this vehicle for their last year of production (2022), so if you happen to be an avid fan of the VW Passat, you better get your hands on one now. But before you head to the dealership to trade in your current car, talk to us. We pay more cash for cars than most dealerships are willing to give you as a trade-in, and with the current cost of brand-new vehicles, you’ll want as much money in your pocket as you can get before you buy new.
5. Toyota Landcruiser
For over 60 years, the Landcruiser has been one of Toyota’s most legendary models of vehicle. But like everything great, at some point, it must come to an end. Toyota has said that they are plan to continue producing large SUV and Off-road model vehicles that help to preserve some of the Landcruiser’s history, but the model itself ceased production in 2021, never to return. If you are one of the lucky ones to still own a Toyota Landcruiser, but have been thinking about selling your car, contact us today to find out how much we’ll pay you for your used Landcruiser. It doesn’t matter what year it is, we still want to buy it, and NOBODY pays more cash for cars than we do!
6. Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT & Trackhawk
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk have both come to the end of their time in Jeep’s line up of off-road vehicles. Both models were primarily performance models that used an exuberant amount of gasoline compared to the other off-road rivals on the market, and with Jeep shifting their focus to producing EV off road vehicles, they decided it was best to pull their gas guzzlers from the market. With today’s gas prices, who can blame them? If you’d like to get out of something old that runs on gas, and a lot of it, and into something new and more fuel efficient or fully electric, sell us your used SUV or off-road vehicle and you’ll make more cash with us for your car than you would at most dealerships.
7. Mazda CX-3
Another Mazda vehicle makes the 2021 list of discontinued cars, sadly. What was once one of Mazda’s best-selling vehicles will now be replaced permanently by their bigger, and much more comfortable Mazda CX30. If you prefer the more compact version of the new CX30, you’ll have to buy it used from now on as they halted production on the CX-3 in 2021. If you’re looking for a good deal on a used SUV, you may want to stop by the Destination Vancouver Mazda dealership in Vancouver to see what they
have in stock of the older model CX-3’s. Sell your current ride to Cash for Cars BC, and you’ll have more money towards a down payment on the Mazda you want to take home.
8. Volvo V60 & V90
Volvo has been known for making some of the best wagons in history, but alas, they said goodbye to two of their Volvo wagons this past year. The majority of North Americans prefer to drive an SUV over a station wagon, which is what resulted in this decision made by the Swedish car manufacturer. They will still be keeping the V60 & V90 in their cross-country versions, which drive and resemble SUVs more than they do their wagon origin, but the original models will no longer be produced. If you are one of the people who love station wagons, now is the time to get one, but you will of course, have to buy the Volvo V60 or V90 used from now on.
9. Subaru WRX STI
It’s not only surprising to see a Subaru on the list of discontinued vehicles for 2021, but even more shocking to see that they decided to retire the current generation of WRX-STI. Does this mean that it’s gone forever? Yes and no. The plans are in the works to bring back the Subaru WRX-STi, but as an electric vehicle that is available in automatic transmission only. This was a huge blow for many of the Subaru enthusiasts that hold this vehicle in high regard as Subaru’s main high-performance car. With the gasoline engine and manual transmission on this model now being pulled from production, the price of this generation of WRX’s is sure to skyrocket. If you happen to be a proud owner of the older Subaru WRX-STI, either hold on tight, or sell your car for top dollar now that you won’t be able to buy them new again. If you decide selling your car is what you’d like to do, be sure to contact us to find out how much you’ll get paid for your used Subaru WRX-STI.
10. Hyundai Veloster
This is one vehicle that we are definitely sad to see retired from the Hyundai’s line-up. With so many excellent features available on this model, especially the optional panoramic tinted sunroof, it makes it hard to say goodbye. Well priced and well equipped were two of the things the Veloster got a name for, but even with being one of the quickest front-wheel drive cars ever tested, Hyundai decided to pull it to focus their efforts on the Kona and Venue, as again, SUVs are the front runners in North America when people are shopping for a new vehicle. If you were humming and hawing over a Veloster these past few years, the decision to buy one brand new has just been made for you. Our condolences.
11. Honda Clarity
This was Honda’s only all electric passenger car available to consumers in their line-up, and last year, they discontinued it. With only just over 140kms of range, it didn’t resonate with consumers as a practical buy when they are thinking electric vehicles. The Honda Clarity PHEV however, will still continue to be available throughout North America, but the fully electric
model is no longer being produced. If you were thinking of buying a Clarity, you’ll have to buy one used, or upgrade to the PHEV if you’re dead set on buying a new car.
12. Nissan NV & NV200
Both of Nissan’s primary cargo/passenger vans have been discontinued, despite getting rated as one of the best vans to live in 2 years in a row. Many people are not only feeling the hit at the gas pumps these days, they’re also feeling it with property taxes. This is what prompted a “tiny house” movement, where people built tiny homes, or turn cargo vans and buses into a home on wheels. Nissan’s NV and NV 200 were both featured many times on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook with complete overhauls to the interior that made it a comfortable and affordable place to live. Currently the company has no solid plans for what will be taking their place, but they’ve stated that they have simply opened the door for themselves to produce an eco-friendlier passenger and cargo van down the road. If you were looking to call one of these Nissan vans home, you’ll have to do it with a used model from now on.
13. Hyundai Ioniq Electric
This is another example of where range really does matter when you’re talking about an electric car. The Ioniq never had range as there strong suit, and its sales definitely reflected that. They pulled the plug on this electric passenger car and will be replacing it with a newer version with better range and better features called the Ioniq 5. The Ioniq 5 will still qualify for the EV Rebates offered by the government, and with a starting price at $46,000, it’s a good thing it does. If you’re thinking of going electric, sell your old car to us, then take advantage of the government rebates, and that will help offset the initial sticker price.
14. BMW 2-Series Convertible
A BMW made the list of discontinued vehicles in 2021 this year, but it may not be gone forever. Previously available in a 4-door model, this vehicle has been redesigned by BMW and can only be purchased as a 2-door coupe model in 2022. The company has stated that they plan to bring in a new variant of this vehicle to their line-up in the future, but what and when has not yet been decided. Older BMW vehicles have always had a strong following by BMW enthusiasts, and with the retirement of the 2-series convertible, it will only make it stronger. If you own one of these vehicles, you’ve just struck gold.
15. Porsche Macan Turbo
The stylish and sleek Porsche Macan Turbo got cut from the new car buying market this year, but not to worry, its beefy big brother, the Macan GTS has stepped up to take its place. The GTS has a whopping 434 horsepower, 2.9 litre engine twin turbo engine to help consumers ease their pain of losing the Macan turbo. But if you really have your heart set on having the original, you’ll have to start checking your local Auto Trader to see if someone is wanting to sell their used Porsche SUV as it’s officially gone from the market.
16. Polestar 1
What started as a concept car from Volvo in 2013, ended up becoming its own entity with this 2-door hybrid sports car. It rocked consumers globally with a 619-horsepower engine and with its capability to go from zero to 60 in 3.9 seconds flat. As an electric vehicle, this Swedish manufacturer really made a name for themselves. The Polestar 1 however was always intended to be produced limitedly, so in true Swedish form, they signed off their final year of this vehicle with a limited-edition matte gold finish.
17. Rolls Royce Dawn
Despite its popularity among many celebrities and affluent people in North America, the Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible is no longer available to purchase brand-new off the lot. With this car’s menacing stance, sleek and stylish luxurious features, and sheer and utter comfort, it comes as a shock to many as to why it is being pulled off the market. Rolls-Royce has said they intend to create an entire line of EV vehicles by the end of 2022, and many people suspect that an electric version of the dawn will be a part of that line-up. One can only hope!
18. Mercedes AMG A35, AMG CLS35, & GT Coupe & Roadster
Mercedes-Benz has decided to pull four models of their vehicles off the market as of 2022. Final production of these cars all ceased at the end of 2021, but honestly, they will hardly be missed. Already Mercedes has a stand in for all of these vehicles with the replacement of the A35 being the CLA35, which is sleeker and more stylish in every way. The CLS35 will be overshadowed by the E53 and the GT53, and the GT Coupe and Roadster have redesign in the works for an SL-class convertible to take its place down the road. If you currently drive one of these models of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, but were wanting to get yourself into a newer model, sell your car now before it loses any more value. With better models taking their place, you’ll want to sell your car now, rather than later.
19. BMW i3
Another BMW makes the cut in 2021, as this little electric hatchback couldn’t compete with the other electric vehicles on the market whose ranges were over double what the i3’s was. Not to mention that with a much larger sticker price than most of the electric vehicles on the market, it isn’t any wonder why BMW didn’t see the sales they were projecting when they put the i3 on the market. Another EV vehicle gets it’s time cut short by way of electrocution. So, if you’ve got one of the BMW i3’s in your possession, but are wanting to buy a hybrid vehicle with better range and a lower price tag, contact us today to sell your used electric vehicle to Cash for Cars BC.
20. Lotus Evora GT
The Evora GT is being discontinued by this British company, but it’s not alone. Lotus has decided to discontinue their entire line up to make way for the reinvention of these cars in the
form of electric. It seems that the entire car manufacturing world is putting its energy into producing cars that run on, well, energy. A renewable source like electricity is the way of the future, and Lotus wants to be a part of that new way of building cars. The Evora, Elise, and Exige were all gone from production as of 2021.
21. Rolls-Royce Wraith
The Wraith has reached the end of its lifecycle as the Rolls-Royce Spectre steps up to take its place in 2023. Once again, in true forward-thinking fashion, the new Spectre is an electric model coupe that has uniquely made rear-hinged doors on it. Aside from coming in with all the latest technology and best interior design yet, this new Rolls-Royce will be one of the first electric vehicles that the company is launching. Keep your eyes out for it, or visit a local Roll-Royce dealer like the great people down at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver showroom in early 2023 to get first dibs on a beautiful new Spectre.
22. McLaren Elva
Many people may not know how the Elva got its name, but it is actually derived from the French saying of “elle va”, which means “she goes”. Unfortunately, it’s time for this girl to “arret”, or “stop”, as her time in the market is officially up. In fact, this model of McLaren vehicle spent only a year in their lineup after being introduced at the start of 2021. With only 399 units produced of this roofless wonder, it isn’t a shocker that it didn’t last long on the market. Au revoir Elva (goodbye, Elva), it was nice, but brief.
23. BMW M2
The third and last BMW to make it on the list of discontinued vehicles for 2021 is the BMW M2. With a new model line for several of their 2022 models, the M2 was not one of the ones that made it into the works. The M2 was the least expensive BMW that money could buy, but apparently consumers weren’t overly concerned about the loss to their wallets as all the other BMW vehicles outsold the M2 in the last 3 years, leading to the decision to cut it from the team by the German automaker. We expect that it will return after a total redesign, so keep an eye out. In the meantime, if you currently own a BMW M2, or any other BMW that you are considering selling, contact us today and find out why NOBODY pays more cash for cars than Cash for Cars BC!