September 17, 2007
Chrysler’s St. Louis, Missouri plant begins producing new minivans for world markets
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. Click image to enlarge
Auburn Hills, Michigan – Chrysler LLC has celebrated the manufacturing launch of the all-new 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Van, and Chrysler Grand Voyager and Chrysler Town & Country minivans for global markets at its St. Louis South Assembly plant in Fenton, Missouri.
The plant is the third Chrysler assembly facility to implement a fully robotic body shop, giving it the ability to automatically adjust to build multiple models within cycle time. Chrysler recently invested over US$500 million in its two St. Louis-area manufacturing facilities.
Produced in both right- and left-hand drive, and with gasoline or diesel engines, the Chrysler Grand Voyager will be exported to over 100 countries. Up until now, Chrysler minivan models for markets outside North America have been produced in Europe.
Chrysler also produces the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country in Windsor, Ontario, and in China and Taiwan for sale in the local Chinese and Taiwanese markets.