Kia Optima axed, Stinger reduced to 3.3L twin-turbo V6 in the UK

Kia Optima axed, Stinger reduced to 3.3L twin-turbo V6 in the UK

Posted: Oct 19, 2019

With sales of mainstream executive cars still declining, the Kia Optima has been axed in the UK, and the Stinger sports sedan reduced to one powertrain.

Cadillac XTS production ends with FWD red sedan

Cadillac XTS production ends with FWD red sedan

Posted: Oct 16, 2019

Production of the Cadillac XTS sedan has ended at GM’s Oshawa, Ontario, factory, bringing down the curtain on the model favored by black car drivers.

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer & Viva axed in the UK

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer & Viva axed in the UK

Posted: Oct 6, 2019

Both the Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer estate and aging entry level Viva hatch have been quietly dropped from the company’s UK range.

2020 Chevrolet Malibu drops hybrid option

2020 Chevrolet Malibu drops hybrid option

Posted: Sep 22, 2019

The hybrid powertrain has been dropped from the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu range, so the only way to get an electrified Chevrolet now is to buy the Bolt EV.

Fiat 500 axed in the USA despite being the brand’s best seller

Fiat 500 axed in the USA despite being the brand’s best seller

Posted: Sep 5, 2019

Due to slow sales the Fiat 500 has been axed in the USA, but the 500X crossover and 500L mini-minivan will continue to be sold here.

Infiniti to exit Australia in 2020, will focus on USA, Middle East and China

Infiniti to exit Australia in 2020, will focus on USA, Middle East and China

Posted: Sep 4, 2019

Infiniti will withdraw from the Australian market by the end of 2020, leaving the brand to concentrate on America, China and the Middle East.

Suzuki Celerio, Baleno axed in the UK due to poor sales

Suzuki Celerio, Baleno axed in the UK due to poor sales

Posted: Aug 28, 2019

Slow sales have caused Suzuki UK to axe the Celerio and Baleno from its range, with the company choosing to focus resources on other models.

Mitsubishi Shogun: Final UK model joins the company’s heritage fleet

Mitsubishi Shogun: Final UK model joins the company’s heritage fleet

Posted: Aug 23, 2019

The final Mitsubishi Shogun imported into the UK has been added to the company’s heritage fleet along with a 1987 Shogun SWB 2.6L manual.

Lincoln Continental production to end 2021 replaced by two electric SUVs

Lincoln Continental production to end 2021 replaced by two electric SUVs

Posted: Aug 21, 2019

Production of the Lincoln Continental sedan in the US will reportedly end in late 2021 with its production slots taken up by two electric crossovers.

Volkswagen Golf R axed for 2020 in the USA

Volkswagen Golf R axed for 2020 in the USA

Posted: Aug 9, 2019

Volkswagen US is taking the axe to its Golf range, removing the wagon, Alltrack and R from the lineup, leaving behind the Value Edition, e-Golf and GTI.