6 Fuel-Efficient Cars That Were Victims of Low Gas Prices

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6 Victims of Low Gas Prices

The price of oil is at its lowest in recent memory, which is throwing the global economy into a tailspin. Meanwhile, truck sales are so hot that luxury truck models have been outselling luxury cars since late 2015.

Investors might be worried about stock prices, but it appears that consumers no longer fret about a trip to the gas pump. When gas prices are low, car shoppers are less intent on maximizing every mile per gallon. Even if compact and subcompact cars are more efficient, better equipped, and safer than ever, some buyers are easily convinced to trade up when times of crisis appear to be over.

Fans of small and midsize cars don't need to worry; new vehicle sales are still strong overall, and there's no chance those segments will disappear. Hybrid technology and other fuel-saving measures continue to be a significant goal of auto manufacturers' research and development, even as small, efficient models are pulled from the market. Let's take a look at some small cars that have recently been culled from their manufacturers' lineups, as well as some upcoming changes that indicate a shift in focus toward larger vehicles.