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  • Volksagen kills off the Routan, set to replace with 7-seat crossover

    Not really all that surprising that VW is axing this model considering how mini-van's are not longer in style and have not been for quite some time. The Routan is produced in a plant in Canada and the current contract of production has expired and won't be renewed for this model. A Routan successor simply is not in the cards especially considering the poor sales performance of the model in the United States. It's basically just a rebadged Dodge Caravan anyway.

    In 2012, sales Routan sales have declinded 16.9% and production year to date is down 38.3%. Volkswagen will replace the vehicle with a crossover of their own design which is likely a much smarter move.


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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Volksagen kills off the Routan, set to replace with 7-seat crossover started by Sticky View original post
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    1. Q4P's Avatar
      Q4P -
      vw rebadged a motherfin caravan an tried to sell it for 40 grand; unbelievable
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Q4P Click here to enlarge
      vw rebadged a motherfin caravan an tried to sell it for 40 grand; unbelievable
      I wonder if they were surprised when it didn't sell.
    1. whoosh's Avatar
      whoosh -
      Lol, German marketing prowess eluded by American soccer moms.