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Viper plant: closing date is set

by David Zatz on

With no new product, FCA is permanently shutting down its Conner Assembly Plant, the home of the Viper (and once home of the Prowler), according to an Automotive News story.

The end of Viper production has been long anticipated; indeed, the car has lived for months longer than expected. The closure will take place on August 31; there is no new product slated for the plant.

Viper demand has fallen in recent years. There are new safety regulations which cover cars made starting September 1, but Viper sales are likely the main reason for its cancellation.

The company will likely find jobs for all eighty workers at the plant, according to a notice filed with the state.

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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