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Sunday, June 5, 2022

Dodge Challenger, Charger To End Production By 2023


The assembly of the current Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Challenger will end by next year. This, as Stellantis, the parent company of Chrysler and Dodge has announced that its Brampton, Ontario Assembly plant will shift to producing vehicles riding an all-new, flexible architecture.

The current L-series vehicles have been around for quite some time. The two-door Challenger has been around since 2008, while both the four-door Charger and Chrysler 300 were launched in 2011. In both cases, the platform itself can be traced way back to 2006, which in turn uses suspension components derived from the W211 Mercedes-Benz E-Class from 2002.

The move to discontinue these long-serving Chrysler and Dodge models are part of Stellantis’ Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan that puts electrification front and center in its transformation.

Stellantis will retool and modernize the Brampton Assembly Plant beginning in 2024. When production resumes in 2025, the plant will introduce an all-new, flexible architecture to support the company’s electrification plans.

Meanwhile, another assembly plant, the Windsor Assembly Plant which assembles the Chrysler Pacifica MPV will be transformed to support battery-electric vehicle (BEV) capability for multiple models. The plant will have maximum flexibility to adjust production volumes as needed to meet changing market demand over the next decade. Retooling is expected to begin in 2023 and completed in 2024.

2 comments:

  1. Will Dodge electrify the Challenger and Charger in the future?

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    1. Yup: https://www.carguide.ph/2021/07/dodge-to-drop-hemi-v8-go-electric-in.html

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