Bye, See You Never: Chrysler 300, Hyundai Veloster, Ford EcoSport to cease production in 2023

Toronto, Ontario — Repairers ought to start stocking up on parts as the Chrysler 300, Hyundai Veloster and Ford EcoSport are all scheduled to be discontinued at the end of this year.

The Chrysler 300, along with its fellow Brampton, Ont.-produced Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger, will be sent off into the sunset in 2023.

The 300 and Charger have both been built in the same configuration since 2005, with the Challenger coming into production three years later.

The three models combined for 15,749 Canadian sales in 2008; nearly quadruple the 4,282 sold in 2021.

The Hyundai Veloster is also set to face the axe at the end of this year, having its trim lineup recently reduced down to one model, and now none.

The three-door hatchback launched in Canada in 2011 and sold 27,412 models during its 11-year run, with its best year in 2012 when 5,741 Velosters were sold.

Sales volume for the model fell by more than 75 percent during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finally, the short-lived Ford EcoSport will also be dumped from production lines, following a poor performance competing with the Hyundai Kona.

The model never cracked more than 22,000 sales since its birth in 2017, while the Kona sold 31,000 models in 2021 alone.

How often do you see these models rolling into the shop? How do you think these cancellations will affect parts availability for the models still on the road? Let us know in the comments below.


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