It’s the end of the road for some awesome and popular vehicles in 2017. A number of bestselling and well-known name plates in the automotive industry are being discontinued in the New Year, as automotive manufacturers concentrate on new vehicle models and invest money in new technologies – namely fully electric and self-driving cars. A car being put out to pasture is nothing new, as a number of models cease to be made each and every year. However, the vehicles headed for the sunset in 2017 may surprise you, since many of them are some of the most iconic autos of the past 25 years. Here’s a list of the 10 most well-known cars that are being discontinued by the end of 2017.
10. Dodge Dart
The Dodge Dart was meant to be Chrysler’s competitive small car. A vehicle that would appeal to Millennials and be remembered fondly as the first car for many young and single people. While the Dart fulfilled some of this promise, it never really took off with the public. Part of the problem was that the Dart was a little too small and suffered from a difficult automatic transmission. Most young people seemed to prefer cooler, high-tech hatchback cars sold by competing companies. Plus, the Dart didn’t come with a lot of the standard bells and whistles that Millennials crave such as Bluetooth and built-in GPS. But the real reason the Dodge Dart is going the way of the Dodo is that Chrysler realized that it can use the Dart assembly line to manufacture more profitable Cherokee sport utility vehicles.