Minister Runciman congratulates DaimlerChrysler Canada on new investment to build the Pacifica
TORONTO, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade Bob Runciman today congratulated DailmerChryser Canada Inc. on its plans to invest approximately $460 million in its Windsor plant to build the Pacifica, a brand that will launch the company's new Sports Tourer segment.
"DaimlerChyrsler's decision to invest in Ontario demonstrates confidence in our province's economy," said Runciman.
DaimlerChrysler announced today at the 2002 Canadian International AutoShow that Pacifica will be built on the same line at Windsor Assembly where the company assembles its Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country minivans.
The concept version of the Pacifica unveiled in Toronto today was first shown at the 2002 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The production version of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica will be revealed later this year. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2003.
"Ontario's auto sector is vital to our province's prosperity," said Runciman. "The Ontario government will continue to work to ensure that the business climate in our province supports investment and strengthens growth in all areas of our economy."
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