These Vehicles are dead for 2021

These Vehicles are dead for 2021

You might think the year 2020 has been terrible with the global pandemic affecting the human population. Did you know that this year, it’s not just the humans that are getting infected but an infectious disease is sweeping through the auto industry too, given the number of cars that are dying?

The year 2021 will bring lesser two-door coupes and four-door sedans. Economy crossovers will replace small economy cars. 

Here is a list of a few cars that will rust in peace from 2020:

Acura RLX

Acura RLX

The Acura RLX manufactured by Honda is a 4-door sedan luxury car that went on sale in March 2013 and was discontinued in 2020 as the marque concentrates on sports sedans and crossovers. It’s time to bury the once-mighty. 

Alfa Romeo


It is a 2-seater coupe that was unveiled in the 81st Geneva Motor Show in March 2011. It was displayed for the first time in Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in 2012 and discontinued in 2020. Though only 71 of these were sold this year, there is a sadness about the 4C spider’s passing away.

BMW i8

BMW i8

It is a hybrid sports car developed by BMW. It was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and released in Germany in June 2014. The production ended in June 2020 after global sales of all variants reached more than 20,000 units making the BMW i8 the world’s top-selling electric sports car.

Cadillac CT6

Cadillac CT6

Cadillac sedan meant success but they didn’t stand a chance even with 4.2 liters, 550-hp, twin-turbocharged, DOHC, 32-valve, Blackwing V-8 under the hood of the CT6-V high-performance version. It was introduced at the 2015 New York International Auto Show and went on sale in the U.S. in March 2016.

Chevrolet Impala


As a mainstream front-wheel-drive car, the impala was re-introduced in 2000. It was ranked no.1 among Affordable Large Cars in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings. The last one produced on February 27, 2020, at General Motor’s Hamtramck plain in Michigan. 

Dodge Journey


The mid-size crossover SUV debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. 2020 will be the final model year for the Journey. Equipped with a 173-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, all 2020 journeys are front-wheel drive.

Jaguar XJ


This was last designed in 2011. Luxury buyers prefer SUVs these days, meaning the XJs days were numbered.

Lexus GS


An executive car sold by Lexus is a premium division of Toyota. The 4th generation Lexus includes GS 200t variant equipped with 2.0 liter 8AR-FTS turbocharged engine to replace GS250. Production years- 2015 – 2020.

Death has arrived and these vehicles did not survive in production to see the model year 2020. Their names have been wiped out and their marketing abandoned. With a moment of silence let’s just accept their passing away as they aren’t right for the market.