Like everything in this world, the history of each model ends sooner or later.
The reasons may be different: for example, these are low demand, non-compliance of power plants with environmental standards, reorientation of the manufacturer to more profitable or trendy cars, and so on. If in some cases we are talking about a change of generations or just a decrease in the “habitat”, then in other situations we can talk about the intention of car companies to part with their creations – even very famous ones – forever.
The manufacturer will remove the famous sedan from sale, but so far only in one market – home. The model appeared 43 years ago and sold around the world with a circulation of 21 million copies. Japan accounted for 1.3 million pieces, but demand is constantly declining.
Of the 600 thousand cars sold in 2022, only six thousand were sold at home. In other markets, of which there are over a hundred, the Camry will remain. The reason for the decline in interest in the four-door Toyota considers the growing popularity of crossovers.
The German company will get rid of many unpopular models. For example, S and E-Class coupes and convertibles will retire this year or next: they will be replaced by CLE. The CLS will leave the assembly line in 2024, and the coupe versions of the GLE and GLC crossovers will become history when the next generations are completed.
The S-Class station wagon for Europe will be abandoned in 2028. The five-door modification of the E-Class will move to a new generation and will be the last car of the company with a similar body: its assembly will be completed by 2030. The final shooting break for the Old World will be the upcoming CLA: it will appear in two years and remain in production until the end of the decade.