Last Laps for Current Stratus and Sebring

by The FireHouse.biz
Chrysler Group Media Blog:

Posted May 18, 2006, 05:09 PM by Editor
Category: Manufacturing

   

Today marks the
last day of production of the current generation of Dodge Stratus
and Chrysler Sebring at DaimlerChrysler’s Sterling Heights
(Mich.)
Assembly
Plant. The last vehicle was an Inferno red Dodge Stratus,
which rolled off the assembly line near the end of the first shift.
The plant uilt the Dodge Stratus Sedan, Chrysler Sebring Sedan and
Convertible.
Between model year
2000 and 2006, a total of 1,308,123 vehicles were
manufactured.
 
 The Sterling
Heights plant will retool this spring and summer as part of a
program that will install new flexible manufacturing equipment. The
money will be invested into assembly
 operations
at SHAP to overhaul the body shop and improve the paint
shop
 and assembly
areas, including new tooling and about 620 welding and
 material
handling robots. Further, the plant will have the capability
to
 build
multiple upper bodies and multiple car platforms, which will
allow
 for the
flexibility to add new models or “cross-load” models from
other
 plants in
order to better meet the dynamics of the market. The plant
will
 build the
replacements for the Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus,
and
 have the
ability to produce the Dodge Caliber, should market demand
lead
 to that in
the future. These new capabilities will support the
company’s
 pursuit of
product leadership.
Stratus and Sebring Through the
Years

1996 Dodge Stratus Sedan

2001 Chrysler Sebring

1997 North American Touring Car
Championshipo-Winning

2005 Chrysler Sebring Convertible GTC

2003 Dodge Stratus Sedan

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