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Employees at Chrysler’s Brampton Assembly Plant celebrated the one millionth LX rear-wheel-drive vehicle platform to roll-off the production line there.
The milestone vehicle was a Chrysler 300. It came off the line at the same time workers were celebrating news that the Chrysler Group will invest $1.2-billion US in the Ontario facility for the next generation of the 300 series, Dodge Magnum and Dodge Charger product lines.
“Because of Brampton’s ability to meet safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale metrics, we’re pleased to announce that Brampton will be the future home of Chrysler Group’s full-size car platform,” said Frank Ewasyshyn. “We appreciate the support of the CAW and employees in assisting the Company in moving forward with investment decisions.”
The Brampton operation will also gain product volumes, adding production responsibility for all international LX-based vehicles in calendar year 2010. The international LX vehicles are currently produced at Magna Steyr’s facility in Graz, Austria.
The Chrysler 300 was launched in January 2004, followed by the Dodge Magnum two months later. The all-wheel-drive models began production in mid-2004.
In April of 2005, the Dodge Charger was added to the plant’s manufacturing portfolio.