The Chrysler Group announced that the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit will be built at DaimlerChrysler’s Windsor (Ontario) Assembly Plant and St. Louis South Assembly Plant located in Fenton, Mo.
“These are very important products for the Chrysler Group as we remain committed to the minivan market and maintain our leadership position,” said Frank Ewasyshyn, Executive Vice President — Manufacturing, Chrysler Group. “Our focus on flexible manufacturing and new investments, adding state-of-the art technology to plant operations, will help us ensure we can meet those demands and build almost anything, anywhere, with improving speed and quality.”
The ability to produce several vehicles under the same roof allows the Chrysler Group to save millions of investment dollars and bring a vehicle to market faster, with even higher quality levels and minimal downtime.
Windsor Assembly, which currently manufactures the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans with the Stow ‘n Go seating and storage system, along with the Chrysler Pacifica, is capable of building two different vehicle platforms and piloting a third simultaneously on the same production line.