Stellantis stated its Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario will produce automobiles on the automaker’s new STLA Large platform that may help electrical automobiles.
Retooling on the plant, which produces the Chrysler Pacifica, Voyager and the Canada-only Grand Caravan, is slated to start in 2023. The company says the location could have the “flexibility to adjust production volumes as needed to meet changing market demand over the next decade.”
Chrysler stated the electrical Airflow crossover idea it debuted this year will reside on the STLA Large platform. AutoForecast Solutions predicts that the following Dodge Challenger and Charger muscle vehicles can be housed on the platform.
The automaker has stated the STLA Large platform can obtain up to 500 miles of driving vary.
Workers on the Windsor plant have had to take care of frequent downtime and layoffs.
“There has been a lot of speculation, and while we’re not prepared to discuss any product details today, we’re happy to confirm that Windsor will produce vehicles on our new STLA Large platform,” stated Mark Stewart, Stellantis North America COO, in an announcement. “These announcements represent key pieces of our Dare Forward strategy to provide safe, clean and affordable mobility solutions for our customers long into the future.”
Stellantis additionally confirmed that manufacturing of the L-series automobiles — the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger — on the Brampton Assembly Plant will finish when retooling begins there in 2024.
Stellantis stated the strikes are a part of a $2.8 billion to help its Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan and its long-term electrification technique to make investments $35 billion via 2025 in electrification and software globally.