As 2018 cars are starting to be released, older models are starting to be discontinued according to a recent report from Forbes. If you’ve wanted to get your hands on one of the models below, they’re going to be a lot harder to find as of January 2018.
Many sport-utility vehicles, which have become a popular go-to in the automotive industry, will be unavailable after this year.
The Dodge Viper had a strong run, from 1992 into 2017, but the car is being phased out after this year. The Dodge Viper was intended to please a very particular audience and that audience proved to be a committed fan base for years. The Dodge Viper, a blend between a coupe and a roadster, experienced two different corporate ownerships but still remained desirable for years.
The Jeep Patriot was a successful, popular vehicle choice for a decade, running from 2007 to 2017. The vehicle was rarely changed over the course of ten years but still remained a popular choice for drivers. When the Jeep Patriot was first released, it was the only crossover that had off-road skills through a “Trail Rated” 4×4 system. However the Jeep Compass, often compared to the Patriot, has stolen the spotlight for the upcoming year.
The Volkswagen CC was labeled as a well-rounded four-door coupe from 2009 to 2017. However, the Volkswagen Passat started taking the place of the CC when it became a more affordable, midsize vehicle. Volkswagen has been committed to creating a luxury four-door coupe for years, and the 2018 Atlas is expected to soon debut as well which could eventually outshine the Passat as well.
The Smart ForTwo, created by Mercedes-Benz, was a car that was both exceptionally cheap and small for the brand and ran from 2008-2017. However, both the U.S. coupe and convertible models will disappear at the end of 2017. Mercedes-Benz is expected to shift their efforts toward an Electric Drive version instead.