Every car, whether it’s an Audi or a Nissan, eventually reaches the end of the production process.
As the curtain closes on 2023, automotive enthusiasts can eagerly anticipate a plethora of sleek new cars set to hit the market in the upcoming year. However, not all vehicles will grace dealerships again in 2024. While the new Dodge Charger is slated to enter production next year, the fate of its Challenger counterpart remains uncertain. Interested in learning which other models won’t be returning in 2024? Keep reading to find out.
1 . Dodge Challenger
The production of the beloved Challenger will come to an end when the clock hits midnight on December 31, 2023, at Dodge’s factory in Brampton, Ontario. Although the sedan version has a confirmed successor, the future of the Challenger remains uncertain. It is probable that Dodge and Stellantis will find a way to maintain the Challenger name, but those in authority have not given any indication about the future of the nameplate.
2 . Chrysler 300
Similar to the Challenger, Chrysler’s sedan with a powerful Hemi engine is once again going away. The Chrysler 300 has had its ups and downs throughout the years, so it’s likely that the brand will find a way to bring back the 300 once more. Just like the Challenger, it seems that the production of the Chrysler 300 has already stopped, but it will officially leave the Brampton, Ontario, factory on December 31, 2023, at midnight and will not return.
3 . Audi TT
Ever since it was first introduced in 1998, Audi’s TT has remained a consistent feature of their lineup. While this compact coupe may not be continuing into 2024, there is still a possibility that the company may bring back the TT name in the future. Given Audi’s emphasis on electric vehicles, it would not be surprising to witness the debut of a TT e-tron in the upcoming years.
4 . Audi R8
Audi enthusiasts who prefer coupes and convertibles are in for a disappointing year as the Audi R8 is set to discontinue production. The future of its replacement is currently uncertain, much like its smaller counterpart. However, the R8 has provided Audi fans with two decades of high-performance enjoyment. While it’s possible that Audi may explore platform sharing to fill the gap left by the R8, the fate of the model remains to be seen.
5 . Chevrolet Bolt
The Chevrolet Bolt is facing its last days. However, the existing Chevy Bolt will be reintroduced using the GM Ultium battery platform. However, there is a possibility that the new Bolt will only be available as the Bolt EUV, a crossover-style vehicle. The specific details of the new Bolt will be disclosed later.
6 . Fiat 500X
The future of Chevrolet’s Bolt is uncertain. The current model is said to be reaching its end, but the electric vehicle will be making a comeback on the GM Ultium battery platform. However, there could be a limitation for fans of the Bolt hatchback, as the revived version might only be available as the Bolt EUV, which has more of a crossover design. We will have to wait for the official announcement to learn more about the new Bolt’s specifics.
7 . Kia Stinger
Kia’s Stinger has met its demise. The rear-wheel-drive sedan will not be produced for the 2024 model year, and it only had a single generation. However, with Kia’s focus on electric vehicles, there may be an opportunity for a battery-electric version of the Stinger in the future.
8 . Mazda MX-30
While Mazda’s battery-powered MX-30 isn’t completely discontinued, it will no longer be available in the United States. Mazda has made the decision to remove this electric vehicle with a short driving range from its lineup in the US. This withdrawal will not have a significant impact on the majority of Mazda customers in the US since the MX-30 has only been released in limited markets. However, this also suggests that the plug-in hybrid Mazda R-EV will likely not be introduced to the United States. This could be disappointing news for enthusiasts of the rotary engine.
9 . Nissan Maxima
After over four decades of production, Nissan’s esteemed Maxima sedan has reached the end of its journey. While it’s uncertain when or how the Maxima nameplate will return, it’s likely that it will make a comeback, much like the Challenger and Audi TT.