Chrysler will be ceasing production of its slow-selling Crossfire sports coupe by the middle of the year after a brief run that lasted close to five years. The ailing carmaker has already stopped producing the performance SRT-6 range, but as from the coming summer the entire production run will come to an end.

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. Part of the reason was that the Crossfire was based on the older generation SLK coupe, and thus saw sales falter when the new model was released.

The announcement doesn’t come as a complete surprise. Production of the Crossfire was outsourced to vehicle manufacturer Karmann, and the original contract stipulated that the car would be built for a period of five years only. Given Chrysler’s current financial situation, it’s unlikely that we’ll see a replacement model anytime soon.