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As Many as 20 Models May Vanish During ’18 Model-Year

Even a few SUVs are heading off to the scrapyard.

by on Aug.08, 2017

While the ax is largely falling on sedans, coupes and ragtops, a couple light trucks will go away after 2017, including the Volkswagen Touareg SUV.

Every model year brings a flood of new and updated products, but you’ll also see a number of older, typically slower-selling models drive off into the sunset. And that’s certainly going to be the case as we head into 2018.

But the coming model-year seems to be a particular tough one, especially when it comes to passenger cars, which continue to lose momentum to SUVs, pickups and other light trucks. That said, even a few utes will be heading off to the scrapyard in 2018, notably including the Touareg, Volkswagen’s first SUV.

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We’ve pulled together a list of 17 models that we know are going to be gone by the end of the current model-year, but while their manufacturers have yet to give official word, several other entries seem likely to vanish, as well, including the little Ford Fiesta and C-Max models. And General Motors is reportedly reviewing six more models that could be culled from its line-up in the near future, very possibly before the end of the 2018 model-year.

Here are 17 products we know for sure won’t be around in 2018: