Stellantis to reveal new product for Windsor assembly by Q3

Stellantis will unveil the different models to be built at its assembly plant in Windsor, Ont., “in the coming months,” a senior executive said Jan. 17.

“We’re getting fairly close to being able to reveal which models are coming,” Mark Stewart, COO of Stellantis’ North American operations, told Automotive News Canada. “We’re going to be super excited to host our union leadership to see the different models as we roll that out. And in the coming months, we’ll reveal what those are.”

An announcement will likely be made by the third quarter of 2023, said Stewart, who was among company officials accompanying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a tour of the minivan plant.

“The absolute goal is for the Windsor plant to get back on to a three-shift operation [as it had been] for many, many years.”

Windsor Assembly Plant, which employs about 4,000 hourly workers, is currently a two-shift operation. It builds the Chrysler Pacifica, the Grand Caravan specifically for the Canadian market and the Voyager for fleet sales.

But, according to U.S.-based forecasting firm AutoForecast Solutions (AFS), the plant will soon assemble the next generation of the Dodge Charger and Challenger. They are to be electrified versions of the muscle cars. Production of the current generation will stop at Ontario’s Brampton Assembly Plant (BAP) at the end of 2024. Meanwhile an electrified product from Jeep will take over their floorspace at the BAP.

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