Volkswagen Routan Gets the Axe
The Routan was introduced in 2009 as result of a joint venture between Volkswagen and Chrysler - or a rebadged and slightly revised Dodge Caravan/Chrysler Town & Country if it makes any difference.
While the German intended to deliver at least 45,000 examples per year, only 57,683 Volkswagen Routans were sold in five years - which means about 10 percent of the Dodge Caravan’s volume. Now that’s what we call a flop.
Speaking of people movers, 2013 also marks the last year of production of another Volkswagen-badged van - the more successful Microbus. Still built in Brazil, production of the iconic vehicle will be halted after 63 years with the Kombi Last Edition special edition.
Story via TheDetroitBureau