…or are they?
Fiat Chrysler Cars is reportedly bringing an finish to right-hand-drive manufacturing of Chrysler and Dodge autos at its Windsor and Brampton factories in Canada. FCA had already pulled the plug on Chrysler and Dodge’s UK efforts, but it surely appears to be like as if it will now exit different RHD markets in South Africa, New Zealand, Japan, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Australia, too.
The report, which initiated in South Africa, urged that the Chrysler 300 can be obtainable in Australia regardless of the transfer, however FCA itself has stated it is nonetheless totally dedicated to right-hand-drive markets. The premise of the claims was a quote from FCA South Africa CEO Robin van Rensburg, who urged Chrysler and Dodge had been out attributable to them not being produced in RHD configuration in North America.
Nonetheless, the broader FCA enterprise has questioned the claims, with FCA Australia’s PR and communications boss Alessia Terranova describing the transfer as “South Africa’s resolution.”
FCA introduced in early 2015 that 2017 can be the final yr Chrysler merchandise can be provided within the UK, citing the necessity to focus on the Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Jeep manufacturers, in addition to dwindling gross sales, as the explanations behind the choice. Dodge left the UK market again in 2010.
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