Every year in the fast-paced automotive industry brings new models, but it also spells the end for some that have been less successful. This year will be no exception.

Japan's automakers make up the bulk of the list of discontinued models for the 2015 model year: Acura is replacing the TL and TSX with the new TLX sedan, Honda is bidding farewell to the Fit EV as the new Fit hatchback takes its place, and Nissan is saying goodbye to both the Cube and Murano CrossCabriolet. Both the Nissan Maxima and Mazda2 exit stage left before their upcoming replacements arrive, while Toyota is terminating the RAV4 EV and FJ Cruiser as well as the Scion xD, and Lexus IS C and IS F that are being effectively replaced by the new RC.

From our own domestic automakers, Cadillac discontinues the CTS-V sedan and wagon as the new CTS rolls in, Chevy is canceling the mild-hybrid Eco versions of the Malibu and Impala sedans, and Chrysler is killing off the 200 convertible as the new 200 sedan arrives.

German automakers are also well represented on the list, with BMW splitting the 1 Series coupe and convertible into the new 2 Series line, Mercedes reintegrates the CL-Class coupe into the S-Class family, and Volkswagen is finally killing off the Chrysler-made Routan. Elsewhere in Europe, the long-serving Gallardo is being replaced by the Huracán in the Lamborghini lineup, while Volvo ends production of the XC90 in advance of the new model's arrival.

It's a long list to wrap your head around, but our compatriots over at The Car Connection have summed it all up in the video below, and we've assembled the slideshow above with photos of each. The question is, which of these models will you miss the most? Share your thoughts in Comments.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story stated that Infiniti is discontinuing the G37 that was already replaced by the Q50. While that's technically true, as we reported earlier this year, the G37 as we know it will continue to live on, and has been renamed Q40 for the 2015 model year.


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      11fiveoh
      • 5 Months Ago
      RIP murano convertible. That car's going to be immortalized as the brunt of jokes for years to come.
        Card13
        • 4 Months Ago
        @11fiveoh
        Most people probably won't get the jokes because they haven't actually seen one in real life to even know it exists
          mikemaj82
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Card13
          My neighbor had one. White with a brown top. Yikes.
      hokkaido76
      • 5 Months Ago
      I like the TSX wagon. Some could argue that it would have done better if it was offered with a V6 and SH-AWD, but even if it had those features, it still probably would have experienced niche-level sales (people just don't like non-Outback wagons). P.S.: The Insight is also going to be discontinued this year.
        Scooter
        • 4 Months Ago
        @hokkaido76
        It was sort of neat but had a lot negatives against it. Being a wagon, and an Acura didn't help it much.
      Steve
      • 5 Months Ago
      I'm eager to see the replacement for the Maxima. I've always been a fan of it and wonder what Nissan is going to do with the next gen.
        dea5787
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Steve
        Me as well! The new Murano is fun to look at. It's fresh, modern, and unique. I appreciate when auto companies actually keep their production versions of the automobiles close to the concept versions. I have a feeling the next maxima will look great. I just wonder how much of a market there is for it :-/
          chasegarcia
          • 5 Months Ago
          @dea5787
          are you sure what you are describing is a Murano? that cuv looks plain and I cannot distinguish from the Rogue .
          dea5787
          • 5 Months Ago
          @dea5787
          @chasegarcia The yet to be released 3rd generation Murano. If you can't tell it apart from a Rouge you need your eyes checked :-)
          chasegarcia
          • 5 Months Ago
          @dea5787
          yeah, I thought you meant 2nd gen. 3rd gen is much better.
      miketim1
      • 5 Months Ago
      The FJ is really cool and cool looking I think Toyota is making a big mistake taking it away. It has a huge following and its one of those few cool cars left on the road.
      Avinash Machado
      • 4 Months Ago
      I wish the CrossTour would go away too.
      miketim1
      • 5 Months Ago
      "and Lexus IS C and IS F that are being effectively replaced by the new RC" so WRONG. The ISF is being replaced by the next gen ISF built on new IS sedan platform. The ISF and RCF have nothing in common.
        Scooter
        • 4 Months Ago
        @miketim1
        Isn't it only a Fsport tweak/visual package? Not a true IS-F?
      luigi.tony
      • 5 Months Ago
      Hoping FIAT sees fit to bring a convertible to replace the 200.
      Ajr Ajr
      • 4 Months Ago
      well I guess now Scion won't be making me wish I'd waited for a revamped xD
      blasds78
      • 5 Months Ago
      The TL died in 2008. It was effectively killed by the ugly 2009 model, which caused slow sales.
      hemusbull
      • 4 Months Ago
      Acura is the brand changing the car signature every generation...Nothing close to Legend and Integra
      nlt624@aol.com
      • 4 Months Ago
      So how is Nissan killing off the Maxima for 2015 when there is a 2015 model on the way??? http://2015releasedateprices.com/2015-nissan-maxima/
      Jeff
      • 4 Months Ago
      Forgot the VW Eos, it's dissappearing too.
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