Vehicles Axed in 2013

Vehicles Axed in 2013

Coda EV

California-based startup Coda had the audacious idea of challenging established automakers in the electric segment. Their car, called the EV, competed with products like the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus Electric. It offered customers 134 HP and 221 LB-FT of torque, which was enough to accelerate from zero to 60 miles an hour in around 9.5 seconds. The car also came with an advanced lithium-iron phosphate battery pack that would supposedly last for 10 years or 100,000 miles. But bland styling, a chintzy interior, high sticker price and practically no dealers doomed the Coda EV right from the start.

  • MistyGreen

    Wait a sec, the Tribeca came out as a 2013 model and is now out as a 2014.

  • Zack

    A simple list with descriptions and pictures is nice. I hate these slideshows you have to wait to load…

  • Verge Godemiché

    Regarding the Audi TT-RS, the article complains that 5-cylinder engines are not enjoyable and “go against physics.” Then it says the motor was fantastic in the TT-RS. Is your author schizophrenic?

    I seem to remember some awesome Audi Quattro 20-valve 5-cylinder rallye cars back in the 80’s. This motor is a VW-Audi staple. If I remember correctly Audi first employed the 5-cylinder engine in the 1976 Audi 100. Bullsh*t about “moaning like a camel.” I think they’ve got it working like a champ over the last 38 years.

  • ColumWood

    I believe Craig was complaining about the regular 2.5L 5-cyl used in the Golf and other cars. The Audi’s TT-RS’s 2.5T is amazing. We’re big fans!