Stellaantis said vehicles produced on its new STLA Large platform will be built at its Windsor, Ontario assembly plant.
Production of the current L-series vehicles – Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger – at the Brampton, Ontario assembly plant was to end when the refurbishment begins in 2024, as announced on May 2, 2022. Brampton to be done later.
The steps are part of the C$3.6 billion (US$2.8 billion) investment to support the Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan and the long-term electrification strategy to invest C$45 billion (US$35 billion) in electrification by 2025 and software worldwide.
“There has been much speculation, and while we are unwilling to discuss product details, we are pleased to confirm that Windsor will manufacture vehicles on our new STLA Large platform,” said Mark Stewart, Stellantis North America COO.
As part of the investment announced in May, Windsor will be converted to support battery electric vehicles (BEV) for multiple models. The plant will have maximum flexibility to adapt production volume to changing market demand over the next decade. The refurbishment is expected to begin in 2023.
The company has also committed to refurbishing and modernizing Brampton from 2024. When production resumes in 2025, the plant will introduce a new, flexible architecture to support the company’s electrification plans.