Styling fads come and go, technology comes and goes, and buyer needs are constantly changing. These are all the reasons why the automotive world is constantly evolving. When automakers become complacent and live off of past success, they eventually learn what the now-defunct Saturn learned: change or die.
This constant changing is also why we see so many different cars coming and going each year. As new model years roll around, buyers can see dozens of old cars disappear and be replaced by a dozen all-new cars. Understandably, this can all get rather confusing.
To help you get a grasp on what cars are checking out for 2015, InsiderCarNews.com has put together a list of the 10 most notable cars that won’t be around after 2015. Some of these cars are leaving to simplify confusing lineups, while others simply don’t make great business sense. However, there is one vehicle that won’t live beyond 2015 that has no reason to go anywhere other than the fact that its parent company obviously wants to shake things up a bit.
1. Chevrolet SS
On paper, the Chevy SS was a hit. It had four doors, 415 horsepower and required little engineering work because it was simply a rebadged Holden Commodore imported from Australia. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case as only 2,166 units have found garages to call home as of October 2014. On top of slow sales, GM has decided to cease Holden operations in Australia starting in 2017, meaning the SS must die too or GM needs to find a way to produce the SS in another country. The latter simply won’t happen, and the 2015 model year will be the last for the SS.