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3 Car Models Disappearing in 2019...and 3 Hondas to Replace Them

Thursday, March 28 2019 10:31 AM
3 Car Models Disappearing in 2019...and 3 Hondas to Replace Them

Diamonds may last forever, but car models don’t. Each year, automakers announce a new batch of models that are ready to hit the streets and a couple that’ll be put in the garage for good.

2019 marked a big change for many automakers, especially U.S.-badged ones. As consumers’ tastes change, so do the available models on the market. With the help of steadily low gas prices and advanced engineering techniques, consumers have shifted from smaller cars and family sedans to larger SUVs and crossovers.

However, we know that SUVs aren’t for everyone. Honda has a full lineup of coupes, sedans and hatchbacks for buyers looking for a sportier, more agile ride. Here, we’ll show you which vehicles are going away and how you can improve your ride with a brand-new Honda.

Goodbye, Ford Fiesta

It didn’t take long, but Ford is ready to shut down production of its compact Ford Fiesta. Ford is planning to end production of the vehicle in May 2019. While the Fiesta consistently ranks as one of the most popular models in Europe, sales in the U.S. never quite took off. Instead of finding new ways to market small cars, Ford plans to scrap that assembly line completely. The automaker is moving most of its focus to SUVs and trucks in the future.

Hello, Honda Civic

Current Fiesta drivers might be surprised by the affordability, style and safety of the 2019 Honda Civic. Even the standard Civic comes equipped with automatic climate control, cruise control and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. One of the Fiesta’s big draws was its customizability, available in sedan, hatchback and sport-tuned versions. The Civic expands on this model with coupes, sedans, hatchbacks and sport-tuned versions like the Si and Type R.

Goodbye, Chevrolet Impala

How many models on the market have as storied a history as the Chevrolet Impala? Not many. However, that revived history is about to come to an end. Chevrolet plans to stop production on the Impala for the second time since the 1950s in June 2019. Among American consumers, the trend has moved away from the station wagon and the family sedan to the SUV. However, there’s still great need for mid- and large-sized sedans similar to the Impala in the market.

Hello, Honda Accord

Recently redesigned in 2018, the 2019 Honda Accord offers a sportier, roomier sedan experience for drivers who find SUVs and Trucks unappealing. Coupled with the Honda Sensing suite of safety features, you’ll be behind the wheel of one of the safest sedans on the road. Critics have praised the Accord for its value and reliability for decades—the Honda Accord has been in production since the mid-1970s. While it may not have as long of a history as the Impala, it certainly has the reputation to compete. Even the standard Accord feels like a luxury model with sporty handling, a powerful engine, refined interior finishes and advanced driver safety aids.

Goodbye, Chevrolet Volt

When revealed, the Volt shocked audiences. It was one of the first plug-in electric hybrid vehicles widely available on the market. For its final year in 2019, the vehicle’s range is still impressive with a combined 420-mile range with a full charge and full tank of gas. However, sales never really took off for the hybrid, and GM is ready to pull the plug. Like Ford, GM is doubling down on SUVs and trucks. Instead of continuing production on the Volt, GM is applying that plug-in technology to its SUVs, crossovers and minivans.

Hello, Honda Clarity

Are you excited about electric vehicle technology, but not about a big road-hogging SUV? Check out the Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid. This sedan combines electricity and gas to give you a 340-mile range with a full tank and a full charge. Best of all, the Clarity takes all the gimmicks away from electric vehicles with advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist. Even more impressive, the Clarity received awards from two well-respected auto-industry experts: Edmunds (2018 Most Innovative Car of the Year) and Kelley Blue Book (2018 Best Buy: Electric/Hybrid Car).

In the Market for a New Car?

Are you looking for a new car, but don’t want to buy a model that’s going to disappear in a year? Let the automotive experts at Scholfield Honda get you in the driver’s seat of exciting new Honda coupes, sedans, hatchbacks and sport-tuned cars that have earned their reliable and fun-to-drive reputations. Give us a call at 316-688-6400 to schedule an appointment today.