By Nick Aziz
Thursday, Dec 20th, 2007 @ 3:20 pm
 
Chrysler announced earlier this year that it would cease production of its Crossfire sports car, and on Tuesday the last Crossfire rolled off of the assembly line in Germany. Chrysler decided to end the Crossfire's production run due to lack luster sales.


Over a year ago, Chrysler paid Karmann -- the company responsible for Crossfire production -- to lower output of the ill-fated roadster/coupe. Production fell to around 12,500 in 2005, down from nearly 35,700 in 2004. The company sold 28,000 Crossfires in 2004 and just 9,900 in 2005. In 2006, Crossfire sales fell to just 8,216 units.

Last year, it was reported that Crossfires spent an average of 302 days on the lot in 2005 before being sold.

The Crossfire is based on the previous-generation Mercedes SLK-Class platform. Weak sales have been blamed on everything from questionable styling to a high price tag.