Stellantis unveiled its STLA platform at EV Day in July 2021, and we are now seeing where the cars that ride it will be made.
As part of its Dare Forward 2030 strategy, the brand is investing heavily in Canada to produce new cars, investing CA $ 3.6 billion (US $ 2.8 billion) in the country. Dare Forward represents an investment of C $ 45 billion (US $ 35 billion) in electrification and software to implement the long-term electrification strategy 2030 to 2025.
Mark Stewart, COE of Stellantis North America, said: “There have been many predictions, and while we are not ready to discuss any product details today, we are pleased to confirm that Windsor will release cars on the new STLA Large platform.” . “These announcements are a key part of our Dare Forward strategy and provide secure, clean and affordable mobility solutions for our customers in the future.”
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The Windsor plant will be transformed in 2023 to produce a new electric battery vehicle (BEV). According to the brand, the company will have the flexibility to adjust production volumes as needed to meet changing market demand over the next 10 years.
The Brampton plant currently produces the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger, but production of all three vehicles is scheduled to end in 2024 when the plant is re-equipped. An announcement of the plant’s new product will be made later, but the carmaker has said it will release “at least one EV” in the future.
The STLA Large platform will debut in 2026 and will join the regular STLA Small, STLA Medium and STLA Frame platforms. The architecture itself is based on vehicles ranging in length from 4.70 to 5.40 m (185 to 212.6 inches) and width from 1.90 to 2.03 m (74.8 to 79.9 inches), which is roughly the Cherokee or Wagoneer. equal to the size.
According to Stellantis, by 2026, 8 new cars will be released on the STLA Large platform, and the Windsor plant will play a major role in their production.