Fiat Chrysler says it’s ready to allocate new vehicles to its Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario by as early as 2020, pending federal financial support for the project.
According to The Globe and Mail, FCA will begin producing the unnamed new vehicles by 2020 so long as it receive adequate funding from both the federal and Ontario governments.
A summary of the recently ratified contract with Canadian labor union Unifor, which represents workers at the Brampton site, indicated the new products could ride on an all-new platform or an existing FCA architecture.
“The company commits to a next generation product or alternative product which could include an existing platform or entirely new vehicle architecture,” the summary said.
FCA is said to be seeking more than $400-million CDN between the provincial and federal governments. The automaker made a $1 billion investment in the Brampton plant, retaining 3,300 jobs at the plant for close to 10 years.
It’s likely that the new vehicles to be produced at Brampton would be replacements for the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans. The plant also builds the Dodge Challenger, and with much of FCA’s American production capacity taken up by trucks and SUVs, production for the next-gen version will may also stay in Canada.