All cars have a life cycle, after which they are discontinued and, most of the times, replaced. In the case of these cars, though, some new examples still sold new in dealerships this past year despite having been axed.
Most of them, especially the ones discontinued within the last two years, are leftovers on dealer lots that wait for a buyer who, for whatever reason (great rebates, deals, etc.), decides to acquire them.
Sales figures were obtained from automotive sales and data statistics company GoodCarBadCar, and the following list will goes from most to least units sold.
1. Cadillac CTS
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Cadillac sold 611 new units of the CTS this past year, despite being discontinued in 2019 and having been replaced by the CT5.
2. Lincoln MKT
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We were very surprised to see Lincoln sell as many new MKTs as they did, given how most people feel about its appearance and failing to attract that many buyers. However, Lincoln somehow still managed to sell 329 new MKTs last year, despite the SUV being discontinued in 2019.
3. Buick LaCrosse
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Buick sold 229 new LaCrosses last year, even though sedans are not that popular right now and the model was discontinued in 2019. However, its Chevy cousin, the Impala, is still on sale, but will meet the same fate this year.
4. Cadillac ATS
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Like the CT5 and the CTS, the Cadillac CT4 replaced the ATS after 2019, but Cadillac somehow still managed to shift 115 new ATSs this past year.
5. Chevrolet Volt
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The hybrid Chevy Volt, not to be confused with the all-electric Bolt, was discontinued in 2019, but Chevy sold 66 new ones in 2020.
6. Buick Cascada
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The Cascada was discontinued in 2019, yet Buick delivered 12 new ones despite the public’s lack of interest towards the out-of-place convertible.
7. Chrysler 200
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The short-lived 200 (it was introduced in 2011) was axed way back in 2016. Despite that, Chrysler sold nine new 200s this past year.
8. Dodge Dart
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Riding on the same platform as the Chrysler 200, and discontinued the same year, Dodge nevertheless shifted five new Darts in 2020.
9. Dodge Viper
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The Viper famously went out of production in 2017. Yet last year Dodge managed to sell four new units.
10. Jeep Patriot
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Despite being replaced by a returning Compass after 2016, Jeep sold three new examples of the Patriot in 2020. Never did we think we’d see comparable sales between the Jeep Patriot and Dodge Viper, but here we are.
11. Honda CR-Z
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Last but not least, we have the Honda’s small coupe/hatch that was axed in 2016. Still, in 2020, the automaker sold just a single model.