With thousands of new models throughout automotive history, some are bound to take off with buyers while others will falter, sputter and finally die. Here’s a look at some of the greatest new model launch flops of all time. Not all of these were necessarily bad cars (most of them were), but without fail they lost huge amounts of money for the automakers who brought them to production.
With a name that calls to mind inadvertent civilian deaths during combat operations, the Crossfire was doomed from the start. Built during a time when Chrysler shared development with Daimler-Benz, the two-seat roadster and coupe shared a platform with the Mercedes-Benz SLK... of 7 years previous. The car itself wasn't particularly bad; indeed the SRT6 variant is a performance bargain today; but it wasn't particularly good either and left production in 2009 after just 52,217 units sold.