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9 Cars That Will Be Cancelled After 2024

Cars get discontinued for a number of different reasons, but changing customer tastes, slow sales, an ever-evolving automotive industry, and electric vehicle mandates are the most common ones these days. This year, we will lose a variety of different SUVs, cars, sedans, and performance cars. Some we’ll miss dearly and others, well, we already forgot some of them even existed. Here’s a look at some cars that are on the chopping block and won’t be available after 2024.

Alfa Romeo Giulia / Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Alfa Romeo Giulia, Stelvio front quarter

Crepacuore, or heartbreak in Italian, is what first comes to mind after hearing that Alfa Romeo is retiring the high-performance Quadrifoglio variants of its Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV. To send it off with a bang, the brand launched the Super Sport limited edition versions of both the Giulia and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio in Canada last month for $109,535 and $116,485, respectively. Furthermore, these editions have had a limited global production run of just 275 units for the Giulia and 175 for the Stelvio, all of which have likely been sold.

Alfa Romeo Giulia, Stelvio

What will sorely be missed is the Ferrari-developed 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine that’s rated at 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. This engine, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, allows the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio to achieve 100 km/h from a standstill in 3.8 and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Under Stellantis ownership, Alfa Romeo will ditch internal combustion engines and head towards an all-electric future by 2027, so it’ll be interesting to see both of the Quadrifoglio models make a return as EVs.

Nissan GT-R

2024 Nissan GTR NISMO

Godzilla or Gojira is an icon in not just Japan but Hollywood too. In the same vein, the Nissan GT-R R35, which came to be called exactly that by its fans, has been around for the last 17 years. It’s sad to see Nissan drawing the curtains on a car that gained such notoriety and fame not just because of its overall performance but its inclusion in video games and movies alike. However, the GT-R R35 was really old. Despite the numerous iterations, technical updates, and special editions to keep it relevant, the competition from the likes of the Porsche 911 and AMG GT among others made it hard for the supercar to grab the spotlight

Chevrolet Malibu

2023 Chevrolet Malibu front quarter

Another midsize sedan bites the dust. Similar to the Nissan Maxima that got axed last year, the Malibu was around for quite a while, spanning nine generations since it was first introduced 60 years ago. It may have flown under the radar due to its dated interior, lack of features, or powertrain options when compared to its immediate rivals, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, but the Malibu had its strengths, specifically in being spacious, economical, and user-friendly. Chevrolet will end the production of the Malibu in November and reconfigure its Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas to build the next-gen Bolt EV.

Chevrolet Camaro

2024 Chevrolet Camaro Collector's Edition

The Malibu isn’t the only one leaving Chevrolet’s stables, as the iconic Camaro muscle car will also be put to rest this year. Having a legacy of 57 years since its debut in 1957, the Camaro was part of the muscle car trifecta that included the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger. The sixth generation of the Camaro, which debuted nine years ago, is being sent off with the addition of a Collector’s Edition package on the RS, SS, and on a limited number of ZL1 variants available in North America.

The Camaro gets three engine options: a 3.6L V6 that’s rated at 335 hp and 284 lb-ft, a 6.2L naturally-aspirated V8 that develops 455 hp and 455 lb-ft, and a supercharged 6.2L V8 that’s rated at 650 hp and 650 lb-ft. All three engines can be paired with either a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission.

Subaru Legacy

2024 Subaru Legacy sedan

The midsize sedan market keeps taking hits and Subaru has also announced that it’s permanently closing the chapter on its Legacy sedan in spring 2025. First introduced in 1989, the Legacy was unique as it had an all-wheel drive setup and a boxer four-cylinder engine and remained affordable. Moreover, the wagon version of the Legacy eventually became the blueprint for the Outback, which now has garnered more of a widespread demand from consumers since it’s considered an SUV.

Dodge Charger/ Challenger

Dodge Challenger, Charger Mopar Editions

Two of the biggest American muscle car icons have been put to rest this year, relegating the Ford Mustang as the only one to keep the genre alive for now. With production having ended for both of these models on Dec. 31 of last year, audiences and fans alike have the last call to get their hands on one. This holds especially true for the drivers who are interested in getting their hands on the Charger, as it will be replaced by an all-new electric counterpart.

2024 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170

To celebrate the legacy of these two models, Dodge introduced seven Last Call special-edition models, the most outrageous one being the Challenger SRT Demon 170. It boasts a 6.2L V8 engine that’s paired with a 3.0L supercharger to develop 1,025 hp and 945 Ib-ft of torque while using E85 ethanol fuel. This allows it to accelerate to 100 km/h from a standstill in a claimed 1.66 seconds and deliver the highest G-force acceleration of any production car at a claimed 2.004 gs.

Audi R8 and TT

2024 Audi R8 V10 coupe

The venerable Audi R8 and its younger sibling, the TT, have sung their swan song this year. The production for the latter ended in November of last year, but Audi decided to extend the production of the R8 till March 2024, so any units remaining out there at dealer lots are the final ones that rolled off the assembly line. The R8 has been around for 17 years and started off with a V8 powertrain, but in 2015, the second-gen model gained the 5.2L naturally-aspirated V10 engine from the Lamborghini Huracan. In its most powerful iterations, the 2024 R8 GT and Performance Quattro were equipped with the same V10 engine, which was rated at 602 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque, enabling both to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in a claimed 3.3 and 3.4 seconds, respectively.

2024 Audi TT Final Edition

The TT, which has been around for 26 years and available both as a roadster and a coupe, came equipped with a variety of powertrains over the years, with the biggest being the 3.2L V6. The TT RS, which was equipped with a 2.5L inline five-cylinder engine, had already made its exit back in 2022, with the engine now powering the RS3. To celebrate its legacy, Audi launched the Final Edition of the Audi TT roadster in the U.S., which had a limited run of just 50 units.

Maserati Ghibli

2024 Maserati Ghibli 334 Ultima

Maserati has been busy making changes across its model lineup since it announced that it’s headed towards an electrified future. One of these included retiring the Ghibli sedan last year, so 2024 will mark the final time the luxury sedan will be sold. The Ghibli nameplate has been used for 57 years across three different cars, with the first being a two-door V8-engined Grand Tourer from 1967. This was then replaced by a two-door, four-seater coupé in 1992 that was offered with twin-turbocharged V6 engines.

The four-door sedan that we know today made its debut in 2013 as a rival to the BMW 5 Series and currently can be had in three trims: GT, Modena, and Trofeo, with either a twin-turbocharged V6 or V8 powertrain. To send it off in style, Maserati debuted the 334 Ultima version of the Ghibli at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2023. Limited to just 103 units worldwide, the special edition gets its name from its claimed top speed of 334 km/h, making it the fastest sedan in the world.

Toyota Venza

2024 Toyota Venza

To be discontinued twice must appear quite harsh, but that’s exactly what the Venza is facing. First introduced in 2008 as a midsize crossover, the Venza was based on the platform from the Camry and was available in a single trim with two powertrain options. It was discontinued in 2017 due to rising competitiveness within the segment and deteriorating sales.

Toyota decided to revive the Venza in North America in 2021 as a rebadged version of the Japanese-market Harrier SUV. The biggest difference in the North American Venza was that it only came equipped with an all-wheel drive hybrid powertrain. It offered a combined fuel economy of 6.1L/100 km and was rated at 219 horsepower. However, the decision to end the running for this generation of the Venza in 2024 was due to the introduction of the new Crown Signia. Not only is the new SUV more powerful and efficient, but it also has a higher claimed towing capacity of 2,700 pounds.