VW Routan Fails to Meet Sales Expectations…RIP?

VW and Chrysler thought it would be a cool idea to take the Dodge Caravan and stick a VW front end on it and an interesting name, but apparently no one else does. Sales of the VW Routan have been so slow that it hasn’t been produced since December at Chrysler’s Windsor, Ontario plant.

Production isn’t expected to restart since of the 22,037 Routans produced, only 5,582 have been sold.

“We launched Routan at the worst moment,” Stefan Jacoby, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America told Automotive News.

Jacoby also stated that no decision has been made to create a second generation of the Routan. It makes sense since less than a quarter of the Routan’s produced have actually found homes.