Chrysler Group officials today announced that the company will invest $1.2 billion (U.S.) in its Brampton (Ont.) assembly plant for the next generation of the Chrysler 300 series, Dodge Magnum and Dodge Charger. The Brampton assembly plant today also celebrated the one millionth LX rear-wheel drive vehicle platform will roll-off the line with employees and CAW officials. “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 Assembly Plant will also gain plant product loading volumes, adding production responsibility for all international (BUX) LX-based vehicles in calendar year 2010. The total plant program investment for the additional product is $500 million. The international LX vehicles are currently produced at Magna Steyr’s facility in Graz, Austria. The Magna Steyr facility also produces the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Commander and Chrysler minivan vehicles for markets outside of North America. The one millionth LX was a Chrysler 300, rolling-off the line as part of today’s employee celebration. “We are very pleased that our commitment has allowed Brampton Assembly to gain not only an additional product, but also a significant production commitment moving forward,” said Alberto Gonzalez, plant manager – Brampton assembly plant. The Brampton Assembly Plant was built in 1968 and acquired by Chrysler Corporation with the purchase of American Motors Corporation in 1987.