2011 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger Production Kicks Off
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The start of production has been done during a ceremony attended by Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler Canada CEO Reid Bigland, the Ontario Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan, Brampton Mayor Susan Fennella and CAW President Ken Lewenza.
“The launch of the all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger demonstrates how far this company has come in 18 months,” said Chrysler's CEO, Sergio Marchionne. “The assistance of the governments of Canada and the Province of Ontario gave us the opportunity to create a future. Chrysler Group owes a deep debt of gratitude to taxpayers in Canada and the U.S. for the loans that enabled a vibrant, restructured company to emerge in June 2009.”
“Along with the commitment, dedication and support of our CAW partners and employees, we are demonstrating what can be achieved when industry, government and labor recognize the need to come together.”
The new Chrysler 300, whose details and pricing have been revealed in full on January 7, will roll off the assembly lines of the facility wearing a brand new Pentastar 3.6l V6 engine which delivers 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque or a 5.7l Hemi V8, good for 363 horsepower.
The more muscular, at least from the visual standpoint, Charger comes packing the same choice of engines, but with slightly different power outputs. The V6 delivers 292 HP and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque, while the Hemi packs 370 hp.
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