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By Paul Williams

The automotive sector is currently experiencing challenges that will see certain companies and brands either sold, or cease to exist. Times are tough; vehicle sales are significantly down in Canada, the U.S. and throughout the world. Although Canada doesn’t have what you could call a “Canadian car,” many models are built here, and all are specifically equipped for our market. For some consumers, the fact that a vehicle is built in Canada is a factor they consider when making a purchase decision. However, some recent changes (big changes) have taken place concerning Canadian production. Suzuki XL-7s were built here, but production has been suspended for a while. Honda’s Ridgeline was built in Alliston, Ontario, until early in 2009, but they’re now built in Alabama. And you may find some 2009 model GM trucks (Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra), but their home plant in Oshawa closed in May, 2009. Here, then is the list of vehicles “Made in Canada,” up to the 2009 model year.

Chrysler – Brampton, Ontario
Chrysler 300 series
Dodge Charger
Dodge Challenger
Ford – St. Thomas, Ontario
Ford Crown Victoria (fleet sales)
Lincoln Town Car (fleet sales)
Mercury Grand Marquis (for USA)
General Motors – Oshawa, Ontario plant 1
Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Camaro
General Motors – Oshawa, Ontario plant 2
Buick Allure
Honda – Alliston, Ontario plant 1
Acura CSX
Honda Civic sedan/coupe
Honda – Alliston, Ontario plant 2
Honda Civic sedan
Toyota – Cambridge, Ontario
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Matrix
Light trucks
CAMI (GM/Suzuki) – Ingersoll, Ontario
Chevrolet Equinox
Pontiac Torrent
Suzuki XL7
Chrysler – Windsor, Ontario
Chrysler Town & Country
Dodge Grand Caravan
Volkswagen Routan
Ford – Oakville, Ontario
Ford Edge
Lincoln MKX
Ford Flex
General Motors – Oshawa
Chevrolet Silverado
GMC Sierra
Honda – Alliston, Ontario plant 2
Acura MDX
Honda Ridgeline (post-2009 models built in Alabama)
Toyota – Cambridge, Ontario
Lexus RX 350
Toyota – Woodstock, Ontario
Toyota RAV4

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