5 cars discontinued in 2022

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Your tree is pruned, the champagne is chilled, and your calendar is gearing up for a trip to the trash: 2022 is drawing to a close. While that’s an opportunity to reflect on the year ahead, it’s bad news for a few cars that will be finished at the end of this year, or scheduled to go to your uncle’s farm upstate sometime next year. Without further ado, let’s see which cars are headed for the chopping block.

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Ford’s latest supercar is ready. While the GT was originally only planned for 250 units from 2016, demand helped Ford expand production to more than 1,000 more cars than originally planned. But all good things must come to an end, and the GT is no exception. Ford has unveiled a road-going model and a track-only variant with some serious changes to the GT. This V6 scorcher has a solid pedigree of race wins, drama with at least one professional wrestler turned actor, and its name association with Ford’s legendary GT40.

Like the Ford GT, Acura took the nameplate of its beloved NSX from its grave in 2016 and gave it a modern twist. Despite speculation of a V10-powered NSX, the folks at Honda and Acura unleashed the reborn NSX with a V6 hybrid powertrain. While that decision ruffled some feathers, the NSX still turned out to be a fun sport machine that lived up to its nameplate legacy. After only five years, the NSX sends the nameplate back to rest at the end of this model year.

The Kia Stinger is what every enthusiast wanted: a rear-wheel drive sports sedan. This adventurous four-door followed the classic formula of yesteryear when it went on sale in 2017. Unfortunately, Kia’s Stinger was not a resounding sales success and rumors began to pile up about its impending demise. Kia has officially announced that the Stinger will disappear after model year 2023. The Korean car manufacturer is launching a special Tribute Edition, of which a maximum of 1000 units will be produced worldwide.

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Dodge Charger & Challenger

Earlier this year, Dodge announced that its wildly popular current-generation Charger and Challenger models were coming to an end. Like the Kia Stinger, these models run through 2023, but the writing is officially on the wall. In 2008, Dodge’s Challenger breathed new life into the legendary nameplate that had been dormant since 1983. Of course we all know that this Challenger did not bring the 80s version back to life, but was inspired by the legendary E-Body pony car. As the Challenger heads off, the folks at Dodge send it out in style with special Last Call models. More importantly, does anyone think the Challenger will disappear for good? (Editor’s note: no). Its sedan platform mate, the Charger, arrived in 2011 but is leaving at the same time as the Challenger.

This may not be as exciting as Ford shelving its GT or Dodge to say goodbye to the Challenger, but the Honda Insight is dead. The car that (along with the Toyota Prius) helped pioneer the hybrid era started more than two decades ago, but the most recent iteration came online in 2018. Despite a relatively short production run, the four-door Insight has run its course. Unlike almost every other product on this list, the Insight is probably the least likely to return later because it doesn’t have much brand recognition. Honda just replaces the Insight with a Civic Hybrid, which was basically the Insight’s claim to fame.

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