Dec 21st, 2007 by RJ Menezes
Chrysler’s ill-fated Crossfire coupe finally gets the boot on December 17. That’s the date the last Crossfire rolls off the production line at the car’s assembly plant in Osnubruck, Germany. The plant belongs to Karmann, the storied coach builder and design firm.
The Crossfire was suppose to be a unison of American design and German engineering. Well, it was in a way. The Crossfire’s unibody chassis was the same as the first generation Mercedes-Benz SLK convertible, only without the retractable hard-top. It’s engine was also shared with the little German roadster.
There will be no ceremony for the Crossfires demise. In fact the last car won’t even be kept for a museum or the like. It’ll be sent to the dealer with the rest of them.
“These actions reflect our new customer-driven philosophy and allow us to focus our resources on new, more profitable and appealing products,” said Jim Press, Chrysler vice chairman and president. “Further, these product actions are all in response to dealer requests.”
Well it was a good run and a decent car. It seems it just wasn’t the right time.