Stellantis, the global corporation that now owns Chrysler and a whole bunch of other automotive brands, has focused much of its North America output at Canadian assembly plants for generations now. One of the biggest, located in Brampton, Ontario, is the point of assembly for vehicles based on Chrysler’s current L-platform for large vehicles, namely the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger. Those are some popular nameplates, and their production is scheduled to end once Brampton begins retooling for a new line of vehicles, a process set to start in 2024.
While no product announcements are forthcoming as yet, Chrysler has disclosed that vehicles riding on its next large platform, known internally as STLA, will have their production switched to another Canadian plant, located in Windsor, Ontario, across the Detroit River from the eponymous Michigan auto capital. Both moves are part of Stellantis’ plan to invest $35 billion in electrification and software development globally. Stellantis expects Windsor to support battery-electric vehicle final assembly across multiple platforms, while tooling up Brampton for a 2025 resumption of production utilizing a new, yet-to-be-announced vehicle platform.