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Windsor to two new vehicles?

by David Zatz on

An article in the Windsor Star suggests that the Windsor, Ontario minivan plant will lose the barely-selling Volkswagen Routan but gain two new vehicles, probably the Dodge Dakota and one other vehicle. The Star credited Allpar with breaking the news that the “lifestyle” version of the Dodge / Ram Dakota would be based on the minivan platform, and be similar to the Dodge Rampage concept shown in 2006.

The Star reported that they were told two new body codes were definitely to be built in Windsor, one of which has body code BU; both may be trucks. BU is to be a carryover platform but a new program. They also suggested that Fiat would announce the new vehicles later today, as well as the rumored Alfa Romeo to be built on the Chrysler LX or LY platform at Bramalea.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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