Whenever we are buying a brand new car, we do our research and take help from the internet in order to gather information about our desired car. Most of the people only buy famous, successful and best cars because they believe to buy new cars. Have you ever wondered there are some memorable cars that flopped badly and the companies stopped production of all those cars? This might be interesting to check this list of memorable car flops/fails.
If you are buying a brand new car, we recommend that you should do your research and complete homework in order to avoid any issues.
2002 Lincoln Blackwood
This pickup truck by Ford was a massive failure and the company stopped its production just after one year. In 2002, Ford decided to release Blackwood truck that was more than a truck and looked more like a luxury pickup. However, the vehicle didn’t do well in the market and was stopped one year later.
1975-1986 Rolls-Royce Camargue
Rolls-Royce vehicles are the symbol of luxury lifestyle and richness. Can you believe the world’s best car manufacturer once launched a car that failed badly and was stopped? Camargue was designed to attract the young buyers but the automotive industry went in a shock to see the car and the company suffered a huge financial loss with its failure.
This sports car by Mercedes was a great attempt but it failed badly because of its high price. Moreover, the car had more weight than it was expected to have so the drivers preferred other sports cars by BMW and other brands instead of Crossfire.
2002-2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
2000 was the peak of Volkswagen and the company was doing pretty well in the local and international market. All of sudden the company CEO decided they will be launching Phaeton that was a beautiful car, a true Mercedes S-Class/BMW 7 Series/Lexus LS fighter. But the car was somehow a bit expensive and the Americans were not ready to pay this much so the car failed and the company suffered a huge loss.
Jaguar has been producing luxury vehicles for over the years and has a great market. It was 1999 when the company decided to launch Jaguar X-Type, that was similar to BMW, Mercedes, and Audi but could not keep up in terms of quality.
1995-2000 Oldsmobile Aurora
Oldsmobile was having a really bad time by 1995 when most of its car flopped and the company took a great initiative to save it from destruction. They launched Aurora and it was a very sleek, beautiful and modern looking car. It worked for a while but it could not stand and become just a name in the history.
Ford Mondeo launched in 1992 was a major hit and became one of the best-selling cars in Europe. To replace its aging Tempo, the company introduced Ford Contour in 1995 and claimed this World Car will dominate the compact segment. The car was really good but the high price in a small size was a disappointment for the buyer and this way it flopped.