In July Fiat Chrysler confirmed production of the Dodge Dart at its Belvidere, Illinois plant would cease in September. The automaker used September 1st to announce details on its 2017 model year products, which will enter production shortly, and not surprisingly, the Dart was no where to be found in the update.
It’s not clear if the Belvidere site will immediately stop production, or slowly wind down over the course of the month. FCA has put aside $350 million in order to retool the plant to produce the Jeep Cherokee, which left its former production site at FCA’s Toledo Assembly Complex in order to make way for the next-generation Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler pickup.
The Chrysler 200 is also slated to go out of production by year’s end but unlike the Dart but will see a 2017 model year. Production of the 200 at FCA’s Sterling Heights plant in Michigan will cease in December.