VW must have had an exit clause, I suppose either based on sales figures, repair metrics, and/or with some sort of a financial penalty. After reading the other thread about deep discounts, I checked the web-sites of a couple nearby dealerships and they're going for $6-$10k off retail, and the "national specials" include 0.0% financing for 72 months on Routans only. One dealership had $9500 off all Routans (listed on the web-site anyway) and another dealership had $6k off the lower trim lines and $10k off an SEL. It was actually a hair north of $10k, like $10,100 or something. Crazy. In any event, I guess VWoA/VAG has had enough of this cross-branding "experiment".
With the Dodge/Chrysler dealership computers unable to hook up to Routan on-board computers, and the relatively few Routans sold over the life of the model, I think these vehicles are going to be a major PITA to maintain in the not-so-distant future. It'll be interesting to see what it looks like in 5 or 10 years trying to get parts, etc.