We just finished telling you how the luxury Lincoln Continental is being discontinued. Now, we have more models heading to the chopping block. It turns out that Chevy is going to get rid of its popular subcompact. At the end of this year, the Chevrolet Sonic will no longer be produced. For some people, this news is a shocker, considering how highly rated the Sonic was. Let’s get a closer look at what’s happening.
What Happened to the Chevrolet Sonic?
After the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study was released, everyone believed the Chevy Sonic would be safe. After all, it did rank at the top of its class. However, the automaker has decided to cease production after October. Until then, it will continue to come out of the Orion Assembly plant, located in Michigan.
Once production ends, there will be more space at the plant to protect a Bolt-based compact EV.
The Chevy Sonic has only been around since 2011. It was built after the GM bailout to appeal to the fuel-efficient market. However, the best sales of this car occurred in 2014, when numbers reached nearly 94,000. Last year, these numbers dwindled to just 14,000.
As the market continues shifting toward electric vehicles and SUVs, we continue to see car production ceasing. In fact, it was just this year that Chevrolet discontinued the Cruze, Impala and Volt. Very soon, we plan to put together a discontinued cars list for 2021 – and we expect many.
Does The News Disappoint You?
Did you see this coming or is it a shock? Between the coronavirus pandemic and the lack of demand for small cars, it was only a matter of time, in our opinion. We would love to hear what cars you think will be next? Hopefully, it’s nothing that we love too much.