The sedan has seen better days. Once a staple for middle-class American families, the style has fallen out of favor as SUVs and higher-riding crossovers continue to make gains. The trend hit a tipping point this year, with automakers announcing the end of production for many well-known models. Last week, General Motors became the latest, saying it would discontinue six sedans for the American market as part of a major cost-cutting move that includes slashing its headcount by 15 percent. Below, some of the models heading to the scrapheap.
Sales trends for the first 10 months, according to Automotive News, are in parentheses.