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FCA Idling 2 Ontario Assembly Plants To Trim Inventory

FCA Idling 2 Ontario Assembly Plants To Trim Inventory

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced it will idle two of its Ontario vehicle assembly plants at the first of the year. The move is expected to help FCA align product inventory with demand, an issue cross-town rival General Motors is facing with similar approaches.

FCA informed Bloomberg that it will idle both its Brampton and Windsor, Ontario plants from January 3-6 at the start of the new year. This is an extension of the plants regularly scheduled downtime for the New Year holiday.

In Brampton FCA builds its rear-wheel-drive cars, known as the LX cars, the Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger and Charger. The company’s Windsor plant produces the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan and the last-generation Chrysler Town & Country.

The company confirmed in a statement to Automotive News that the idle time is in an effort to align supply with demand.

FCA has already halted production of the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart on a permanent basis. For the first time in history Chrysler-Dodge dealerships have no small or midsize sedan to sell customers.





 

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  1. Andrew_L
    And I get it small car sales are down but come the eff on just abandoning the market completely?
    FenwickHockey65
    I see the Chrysler website is doing what Cadillac was a few years back...when there isn't enough product to look like you have an actual lineup, keep vehicles from previous model years on the site and split up different models of the same car.
    nsaporito
    Dequindre
    Sergio has been getting on my nerves lately. He's starting the "starve Chrysler in order to prop up the mother brand" routine that has happened with every Chrysler owner over the past 20 or so years.


    I hadn't looked at it from that perspective, but you're right. History is repeating itself (again).

    If I was a Chrysler dealership I'd be PISSED right now. The only thing keeping the dealership base from total revolt is Jeep.
    Dequindre
    FenwickHockey65
    Way to go Sergio.


    Sergio has been getting on my nerves lately. He's starting the "starve Chrysler in order to prop up the mother brand" routine that has happened with every Chrysler owner over the past 20 or so years.
    FenwickHockey65
    For the first time in history Chrysler-Dodge dealerships have no small or midsize sedan to sell customers.


    Way to go Sergio.
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