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R. I. P. - 15 CAR MODELS BEING DISCONTINUED THIS YEAR.

By Allen L Phillips

Car models come and go.  Following is the 2017 discontinued list compiled by Forbes:

Volkswagen Touareg                                     2004 - 2017

Volkswagen CC                                             2009 - 2017

Smart For Two                                               2008 - 2017

Nissan Quest                                                 1993 - 2017

Mitsubishi Lancer                                           2002 - 2017

Mitsubishi i-MiEV                                            2012 - 2017

Mercedes Benz B-Class Electric Drive           2014 - 2017

Lexus CT200h                                                 2011 - 2017

Jeep Patriot                                                     2007 - 2017

Infinity QX70                                                    2003 - 2017

Hyundai Azera                                                 2006 - 2017

Dodge Viper                                                     1992 - 2017

Chrysler 200                                                     2011 - 2017

Chevrolet SS                                                    2014 - 2017        

Buick Verano                                                    2012 - 2017

This year's prize winner for the quickest demise is a tie between the Mercedes Benz B-Class Electric Drive and the Chevrolet SS.

This year's longest lasting model is the limited production Dodge Viper. The Viper, with it's powerful V-10 engine, peaked in production at 3,083 units in 1994.  Most years production ranged from 1,000 to 2,400 units with numbers dropping below 1000 cars per year with the most recent Generation 5 Viper.

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