Fiat Chrysler Proposes Car Production Move to Mexico
It looks like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ car production might be moving—and it’s going to need one hell of a moving truck.
The Italian-American carmaker recently proposed a labor agreement to the United Auto Workers (UAW) that could bring major changes to the automaker’s assembly plants. According to the Detroit Free Press, FCA is considering moving its production of cars to Mexico, focusing solely on the production of SUVs and crossovers in the United States.
If this proposal goes through, the Chrysler 200 sedan would move from its production location at Sterling Heights Assembly to Fiat Chrysler’s assembly plant in Toluca, Mexico. The RAM 1500 pickup truck would then move from its place at Warren Truck, taking over the vacant Sterling Heights Assembly plant.
Currently, the carmaker’s Toluca, Mexico plant builds the North American version of the Fiat 500 and Dodge Journey. If the agreement goes through, production of the Fiat 500 will move to Poland to be built in the same plant as the European-spec Fiat models.
Along with the Chrysler 200, the Dodge Dart production will also move to Mexico. It will be replaced by the Jeep Cherokee, moving the popular SUV from Toledo Assembly Complex to Belvidere Assembly in Illinois.
UAW members will have the opportunity to vote on Fiat Chrysler’s proposal sometime next week.
News Source: Detroit Free Press