Dodge to Move Production of Journey from Mexico to Detroit
Automakers across the United States are beginning to hit their stride as they continue to bounce back from the recent recession. One example of this can be found in Dodge, who has begun moving production of certain models back within American borders. In fact, a recent report by the Automotive News reported that Dodge will manufacture the next generation Journey in Detroit.
The previous Journey was produced in Mexico, but the news from Chrysler could help bring back jobs to Michigan. The Journey will be made alongside the all-new Chrysler 200 at the automaker’s Sterling Heights, MI Assembly plant.
The recent report could mark the end of Chrysler’s Toluca, Mexico plant, as it comes on the heels of plans to consolidate production of the North American variant of the Fiat 500, which would move production of the subcompact from Toluca to Poland.
The next installment of the Chrysler 200 is due to arrive in January in 2014, while the all-new Dodge Journey is expected to arrive sometime in 2016.