Another year, another shake-up on dealer lots. This year we see the end of some iconic names. Model lineups change with the whims of the marketplace and with the sales of small sedans and microcars waning, it comes as no surprise to see this list populated with them. Some legendary brands are also being taken off the shelf this year. So, let us bow our heads in a moment of silence for those we’re losing in 2018.
Hyundai’s flagship sedan, the Azera will be taking its bow this year as 2017 sales models come to a close. While the Azera will likely continue to sell outside the U.S. as the Grandeur, falling sedan sales in the North American market put a target on the Azera’s back. Part of the Azera’s downfall may have been the climbing price over the last few years. What began as a bargain car with plenty to offer, eventually became another stock sedan with mid-tier pricing. This won’t be the last sedan to meet this fate either, as Chrysler, Chev, and several others trimmed their line-ups of smaller vehicles as well.