A lot of new cars were introduced in 2022, but many others were also phased out. Many of these were eliminated because they had reached the end of their useful lives or because they were outmoded in comparison to their more contemporary competitors. Then there were others that were dropped off the market since they weren’t profitable to continue selling. Here is a list of vehicles that became extinct in 2022.
BS6 phase II is known as Real Driving Emissions (RDE). This new standard mandates that vehicles have an onboard self-diagnostic device that monitors real-time driving emission levels. The RDE device will constantly monitor components such as catalytic converters and oxygen sensors to ensure they meet emission standards. Consider the SUVs and MPVs that will be phased out as a result of the implementation of these standards.
Continue reading to learn about the vehicles that will not be available for the 2023 model year.
The Honda WR-V has two engine options: a 1.2-liter petrol engine with 89 bhp and 90 Nm and a 1.5-liter diesel engine with 100 bhp and 200 Nm. The petrol engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, while the diesel engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Toyota Innova Crysta Petrol
The 2.7-liter NA engine that powers the Innova Crysta Petrol produces 164 bhp and 245 Nm of torque, and it is mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
A 1.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine with a 5-speed manual transmission with outputs of 123 horsepower and 300 Nm powers the Marazzo MPV.
Mahindra Alturas G4
The SUV’s 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine produces 181 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission made by Mercedes.
Datsun Go, Go+, Redigo
Nissan chose to discontinue its Datsun brand in April of this year, taking the Go, Go+, and Redigo with it. This followed the brand’s announcement of a global discontinuation plan. Furthermore, weak sales were one of the reasons for the exit, as Datsun sold only 4,296 units between January and December 2021. Renault, on the other hand, sold over 30,000 units of the Kwid and Triber within the same time period.
Maruti Suzuki S Cross
At first, it was available with two 1.3-liter and 1.6-liter diesel engines from Fiat, each producing 89 horsepower. Maruti Suzuki stopped making its diesel engines in 2020, hence the S-Cross only has a 1.5-liter gasoline engine. The S Cross was discontinued in India so that Maruti Suzuki could focus on the Grand Vitara, its new flagship vehicle, even though a newer version of the S Cross was released globally last year.
Two gasoline engine alternatives are available for the Kicks. The first is a 1.3-liter turbocharged petrol engine with 154 hp and 254 pound-feet of torque that’s been modified from a Mercedes engine. The 1.5-liter NA Petrol engine, which generates 104 bhp vehicle power & 142 Nm of torque, is indeed the option.
Nissan Rogue Sport
Nissan is losing an SUV for 2023, as the Rogue Sport is no longer available in the Japanese automaker’s portfolio. The Rogue Sport dwelt in the shadows of its more successful stablemates, sandwiched between the smaller Kicks and the bigger Rogue. The Rogue Sport’s counterpart, the not-sold-in-America Qashqai, was recently remodeled, so Nissan may alter its mind in the future and bring the new-generation vehicle back to our shores.
The monocoque midsize SUV market in India, which has grown to be a very popular segment, was also introduced by the Duster. Renault provided the Duster with 1.5-liter gasoline and 1.3-liter turbo-petrol engines in addition to the 1.5- and 1.5-liter diesel engines it first offered when the diesel engine was withdrawn.
Toyota Urban Cruiser
Only one vehicle on this list, the Toyota Urban Cruiser, a rebadged Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, had a shorter lifespan than two years. It sold about 2,200 units a month on average. Toyota may have discontinued the Urban Cruiser because redesigning the new Brezza would have cost a significant amount more than Maruti and brought the pricing of the Brezza closer to that of the Urban Cruiser Hyryder.
Toyota eliminates the large sedan from its 2023 lineup, putting an end to the Avalon’s almost 30-year reign. The hybrid-only 2023 Crown, a higher-riding full-size sedan with characteristics akin to an SUV, takes the place of the Avalon.
Two tiny SUVs don’t appear to fit in Toyota’s portfolio very well. Toyota stopped making the C-HR after the 2022 model year after selling the similarly sized Corolla Cross and C-HR side by side for a year. Well, at least in Canada and the United States. A second-generation C-HR will soon be available in more areas.
It was also the brand’s most popular model in the country, selling over 2.5 million units. The Polo had numerous cosmetic and technical modifications throughout the course of its life, with India also receiving the high-performance Polo GTI, albeit in limited numbers. Dwindling sales and the Polo’s age meant it was time to say goodbye, but in the grand scheme of things, it was terminated to help Volkswagen streamline production.
Volkswagen’s Passat has always been a little player in comparison to the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, which formerly sold roughly 500,000 cars each year. The Passat’s best-selling year was 2012, when it sold 117,023 units. Volkswagen produced a Passat Limited Edition with subtle connections to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the Passat was constructed for the last decade of its existence, to commemorate its end.
Ford gave up on the subcompact SUV market when it announced that the little EcoSport would be discontinued in 2023. Few will probably miss the Blue Oval’s tiny SUV, which we thought was expensive and poorly designed.
Ford previously declared in October that it would produce one more batch of GT LMs to bid farewell to its road-going supercar. Early in December, it unveiled the MkIV, an 800-hp track-only model that would mark the end of production.
The Hyundai Veloster series was largely phased out at the end of the 2021 model year. The 275-hp Veloster N, on the other hand, made it until 2022. It, too, is no longer alive.
The quirky three-door hot hatch may have struggled to attract consumers, but those who took a chance on the Veloster N were bound to fall in love with it. After all, there’s a reason it made our Editors’ Choice list for 2022.
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
For 2023, the gasoline-electric Hyundai Ioniq is no longer offered. The hatchback, which had plug-in hybrid and hybrid powertrain options, was discontinued along with its battery-electric brother by Hyundai after the 2021 model year.
Even though Hyundai no longer produces the Ioniq, the nameplate lives on in the battery-electric subbrand that comprises models like the Ioniq 5 SUV and the impending Ioniq 6 sedan.
The directness Even if it could never be accused of raising pulses with its performance or design, the Hyundai Accent proved to be a nice and inexpensive subcompact vehicle alternative. Hyundai will abandon Accent in 2023, which is regrettable because sales did not seem to reflect this. This is true even though the tiny automobile was named to our list of 2022 Editors’ Choice vehicles.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios/ Aura diesel
The Grand i10 Nios and the Aura had the most fuel-efficient diesel engines in their respective classes, each claiming to get 25 kpl. Hyundai discontinued the diesel engine for a number of reasons, including shifting consumer preferences from diesel to petrol, low sales, and the exorbitant expense of re-engineering diesel to meet the RDE regulations. Both versions are now available with a selection of CNG, turbo-petrol, and gasoline engines.
One of the final executive cars for sale in India was the Hyundai Elantra; the final model, the Skoda Octavia, will be discontinued the next year. Hyundai’s largest car in India, the Elantra, underwent its most recent redesign in 2019. Since the brand claims that the upcoming Verna would be large enough to fill the midsize and executive sedan markets, Hyundai quietly dropped the model this year and has no intentions to do so again.
The second generation, which debuted on the market 20 years later, was not as successful as its forerunner. Despite originally seeing strong sales, the Santro’s higher price prevented it from competing with other entry-level hatchbacks on the market. At the debut, the now-discontinued Grand i10, which provided more space and a more powerful engine, was more expensive because of its higher versions. The government’s new regulations requiring six airbags as a minimum and the impending RDE regulations, which made re-engineering the car an expensive process, may also be contributing factors.
Honda’s little hybrid car went by the name “Insight,” although it was really just a Civic sedan with a model-specific appearance. Given that Honda waived the Insight off in order to introduce a new Civic Hybrid, it appears that the company is ready to accept this fact.
The A-Class was illogical from the minute it arrived on our shores. It appeared senseless to have both vehicles competing in the same sector for the same customers given that they were comparable in size, styling, and specification to Mercedes’ own CLA-Class. The A-Class won’t be back for 2023, so the firm must have known that.
The Chevy Spark is being discontinued after the 2023 model year. The little car had been a popular choice for city dwellers and commuters, thanks to its small size and fuel efficiency. But with the rise of electric vehicles, the Spark’s time had ended.
Up to 2022, the first-generation Trax was offered in North America, South Korea, and a number of other places before being replaced by the bigger second-generation Trax that would go on sale for the 2024 model year. Chevrolet Seeker is the other nameplate used in China to advertise the second-generation Trax.
Despite the name, Honda’s tiny hybrid sedan was nothing more than a Civic sedan with model-specific aesthetic elements. Honda appears to be embracing this truth, as it has canceled Insight in order to produce a new Civic Hybrid.
Lexus RX L
The Lexus RX will be replaced in 2023, but its three-row sibling, the RX L, will be discontinued at the conclusion of the 2022 model year. Few will miss the longer RX, which shared a wheelbase with its two-row sibling. Its position in the Lexus range will be filled by a forthcoming three-row SUV codenamed TX.