Cars out of production in 2016
Ten car models, production of which was completed in the past year. The list does not hit the car, left the conveyor in connection with the planned change of generations.
Land Rover Defender
January 29, 2016 the production line at Solihull UK came last instance of Land Rover Defender model. Issue utilitarian off-road Land Rover began in the UK in 1948, three times (in 1951, 1971 and 1983), large-scale modernization of the models were carried out, and the current Defender name appeared only in 1990. Total for 68 years produced 2,016,993 of these SUVs. License issuance machines were also engaged in the company from Belgium, Spain and Turkey.
Toyota FJ Cruiser
The original SUV Toyota FJ Cruiser produced in Japan from 2006 to 2016. The car, designed on the chassis of "Land Cruiser Prado" based on the model Land Cruiser FJ40 sixties, was originally aimed only at the North American market, but later sales of the model began in Japan, Australia, South Africa and some Middle Eastern countries. SUV never officially delivered to the Russian market.
in 2016 has become the latest in the "Youth" Coupe Scion tC for the whole brand as a whole. The brand was created by "Toyota" in 2002 specifically for the US and Canadian markets, it was compact and relatively cheap car for young buyers, who believed "Toyota" too conservative and boring. Scion made a good start: already selling the North American market in 2006 amounted to 173 thousand copies, but then demand began to steadily decline, did not help improve the situation and the expansion of the model range. In the past year, sales in the US and Canada have been implemented in all 16, 5000 "Sayen", the most popular model was coupe tC.
Last BMW Z4 Roadster come down the production line in Regensburg, Bavaria, in August 2016. For seven years, the company issued 113,000 copies of the model, are equipped with in-line "Four" and "six" power of 156 to 340 liters. from. According to unofficial information is now conducted to develop a new roadster, which will be the replacement for the BMW Z4.
the Chrysler 200
At the end of 2016 FCA group discontinued the sedan Chrysler 200 - it happened just two and a half years after the launch of the model. Demand for the car was not too high, and the company decided to focus on more profitable crossovers and SUVs. Along with "dvuhsotki" and a compact sedan Dodge Dart has been removed from the conveyor.
The sedan Volvo S80 second generation stayed on the line for ten years: a model production started back in 2006, and most recently the Swedish car was no longer able to compete with the other models in the business class. The sale is already on the successor model, the sedan Volvo S90 - with a fresh design, modern electronics and rich equipment, but without the six-cylinder and eight-cylinder engines.
Serial production of Volkswagen Phaeton executive sedan began in December 2001, on a specially constructed for this model plant in Dresden, Germany. The car has been designed to compete with models such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series and make the brand "Volkswagen" more prestigious. Demand for the car was much lower than expected, but the successor of the model has not been, and its production continued until the spring of 2016. In just 14 years, fired 84, 2000 "Shays".
the Roewe 750
In 2016, the Chinese carmaker SAIC officially announced the completion of the production of sedan Roewe 750. This model was created based on the Rover 75 car 1998 model. After the bankruptcy of the British company acquired the rights to the Chinese platform and equipment for the production of the model, and in 2006 launched the local production of sedan Roewe 750 with an increased wheelbase. Demand for obsolete and expensive sedans (car cost of 162 million yuan - about 1, 4 million rubles at the current rate) was meager in recent years.
Crossover Mini Paceman, based at the Countryman model, began to produce in the factory in Graz, Austria in 2012. It was a kind of experiment: three-door SUV, is not practical but sporty and trendy. However, buyers have not shown much interest in such a machine, and if the five-door "Countryman" is already the second generation, then the "Peysmana 'successor will be.
When creating mikrohetchbeka Toyota iQ, which debuted in 2008, developers have tried to make a comfortable four-seater less than three meters. However, the four-seater was conditional: behind the driver could be located only a child, but the front passenger seat chair was slightly shifted forward, so the rider behind it was spacey.
Initially, interest in the car was great, but soon the demand for the model has fallen sharply, and the last years Toyota iQ sold only in Japan. For a short time, Toyota iQ is officially delivered to the Russian market: in 2009-2010 we had sold 85 copies of the model. It is curious that a licensed copy of the hatchback tried to sell under the brand of Aston Martin, but the project failed completely.