The Volkswagen Routan was recently relegated to fleet status and a new report is indicating the model has finally been put out of its misery.

The Volkswagen Routan was recently relegated to fleet status and a new report is indicating the model has finally been put out of its misery.

While this isn't the first time the Routan has been presumed dead, the The Detroit Bureau says the automaker has finally pulled the plug on their Chrysler-based minivan. This isn't terribly surprising as the model was never a success as the company only managed 57,683 over the course of five years. This is especially embarrassing as Volkswagen expected to sell 45,000-50,000 units annually.

While Volkswagen doesn't intend to offer another minivan in the United States, the production version of the CrossBlue concept should appease customers looking for a seven-seat model.

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