Production of the Dodge Charger and Challenger is expected to move to the U.S. next year, according to one forecasting company, potentially leaving the Stellantis plant in Brampton, Ontario, without a product to build beyond 2023.
But a union official who represents the plant's 3,000 workers said he hasn't seen any signs of a possible closure and thinks it would be in line for production of an electric muscle car.
"Our products right now are paying the bills for Stellantis," Unifor Local 1285 President Danny Price told Automotive News sibling publication Automotive News Canada. "Our days of order right now are higher than when we launched these vehicles years ago. … You don't close a plant that's got product that's paying the bills for the rest of the corporation."
In addition to the Charger and Challenger, Brampton makes the Chrysler 300, which is expected to be discontinued within two years, AutoForecast Solutions CEO Joe McCabe said.
"Analyzing the Stellantis portfolio ... across North America, one of the things we see is the Charger and Challenger potentially going to the United States, leaving a void at Brampton starting in 2024," McCabe said.