GRAZ, Austria -- Austrian coachbuilder Magna Steyr may build the Chrysler 300C station wagon. Bodies-in-white of the vehicle have been spotted inside the contract assembler's factory here. Magna Steyr executives deny talking with DaimlerChrysler about making the car.
The Chrysler 300C wagon is sold only in Europe. The Chrysler group's assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, is having trouble meeting demand for the car and is scrambling to boost production.
Magna will build U.S.-designed DaimlerChrysler vehicles for at least five years. It produces the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler Voyager. It could add the 300C Touring as a third Chrysler group model starting in 2006.
A DaimlerChrysler spokesman, citing Magna Steyr's experience, says, "It is clear that they could build that car."