Fiat Chrysler will idle two of its Ontario plants for two weeks each

first_img Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to temporarily idle two of its plants in Ontario in April amid decreasing demand and increasing inventory.According to Automotive News, the Brampton Assembly Plant will be down the weeks of April 1 and April 8, stopping production of the Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger.The Windsor assembly plant will be down for the weeks of April 8 and April 15. Currently, that plant builds the Chrysler Pacifica and Grand Caravan. RELATED TAGSChryslerPacificaNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury advertisement FCA has built enough vehicles to last it a while, and unless demand takes a steep turn, inventory will remain well-stocked. See More Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A line of engines awaits cars coming down the line at the Chrysler assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca FCA Canada spokeswoman Lou Ann Gosselin says the shutdowns will allow the automaker “to align production with demand,” with “regular production schedules expected to resume in April.” No other details were released beyond that statement.The Windsor Assembly Plant produces some 1,500 minivans per day running at full volume. Last year, only 5,999 Pacificas were sold in Canada, a three-per-cent drop. Some 118,322 were sold in the U.S.Sales for the Chrysler 300 aren’t doing so hot in the U.S. either, down 32 per cent for February for a total of 4,586; Challenger sales dropped 20 per cent to 6,869; and Charger sales were down eight per cent to 11,757.In Canada, however, sales of the Challenger and Charger have been rising for the first two months of 2019. They’re up 93 per cent for the Challenger to 453 units per month; and 38 per cent for Chargers, to 920 vehicles. The 300 was unfortunately still down 30 percent at 390 units, though. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next › Trending Videoslast_img read more

Continue reading