Volkswagen says Routan production will resume next summer

Volkswagen has denied last week's rumors about cancelling the Routan.

Previous reports were indicating that VW plans on pulling the plug on the Routan minivan, but the German company says production will resume sometime next summer at Chrysler's assembly plant located in Windsor, Ontario. The Routan is essentially a redesigned version of the Chrysler Town & Country that hasn't been doing so well.

Between January 1 and December 15 this year Chrysler produced only 8,882 units, representing a 38 percent decrease compared to the same period of last year. In terms of sales, VW delivered 9,923 units in the U.S. at the end of November, a figure down by 17 percent compared to 2011.

Nevertheless, spokesman Scott Vazin told Automotive News that Volkswagen will offer a 2013MY Routan without doing any changes to the minivan.

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