Introduced initially as coupe and then as a roadster, the Crossfire never managed to attain the levels of popularity that its Mercedes SLK sibling enjoyed. In fact, Chrysler stopped taking orders for the car as early as last year because of flagging sales and rising inventory levels. Sales in the U.S. fell to 8,216 last year, down from the high of 14,665 only one year before.
With the absence of the Crossfire, there’s new hope for the Dodge Demon Concept (//www.motorauthority.com/blog/1026503_dodge-demon-concept-sexy-enough-to-take-on-solstice-and-miata getting the green light. Unlike the Crossfire, the Demon is targeted as an affordable and light weight roadster, designed along the lines of the Pontiac Solstice and Mazda Miata/MX5.
Other models facing extinction include the Dodge Magnum, PT Cruiser Convertible and the Chrysler Pacifica.