Both Hyundai and Fiat Chrysler are cancelling production of poor selling cars so they can focus on other vehicle segments, namely crossovers. The demise of the Dodge Dart, Chrysler 200 and Hyundai Azera don’t bother us too much, but we really hate to see the Dodge Viper go. Still, we can’t argue with the logic behind these moves.

Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200

Dodge Dart

Fiat Chrysler has decided to cancel production of the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 to focus instead on more Jeep and RAM models. Dart production takes place at Dodge’s facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan. By canceling the sedan, it will allow for increased production of the Ram 1500.

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chrysler 200

Canceling the Chrysler 200 will serve a similar purpose and allow for more Jeep Wranglers to roll off the assembly line in Toledo, Ohio.

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Dodge Viper

dodge Viper

Fiat Chrysler isn’t done swinging the axe after the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 though, the company recently confirmed that it will end production of the Dodge Viper. The hand-built V10 sports car’s demise lands a big blow to all enthusiasts, but the car’s poor sales numbers led Fiat Chrysler to behead its venomous beast of a sports car.

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Hyundai Azera

azera

In a similar move to Fiat Chrysler, Hyundai cancelled its nice, but forgettable Azera sedan. The company says it wants to focus more on crossovers. The Azera always sold poorly in the U.S., but the company probably won’t end production of the car completely, because it sells better outside the American market as the Grandeur. 

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