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Stellantis Idles More North American Plants As Semiconductor Shortages Continues!

Stellantis Idles More North American Plants As Semiconductor Shortages Continues!​

Jefferson, Windsor, & Belvidere Get More Downtime...​


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In what seems to be becoming a routine occurrence, Stellantis has once again temporarily laid-off employees at several of its North American facilities due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage. The semiconductor shortage continues to hit the automotive industry hard and it doesn’t seem to be getting better anytime soon according to the latest news reports. Semiconductors have become the backbone of today’s automotive industry, controlling electronic features like driver-assist technologies, hybrid-electric systems, and even infotainment connectivity.

 

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Could the shut down of the Jefferson North Assembly Plant be due to plant changes needed to build the new 2022 Grand Cherokee?
 

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Could the shut down of the Jefferson North Assembly Plant be due to plant changes needed to build the new 2022 Grand Cherokee?

WL74 five passenger 2022 Grand Cherokee starts production next week at the new Mack Assembly plant.

Jefferson was scheduled to go into downtime in December, but my guess is that won't be retooled and producing WL74 until this time next year. Having WK2 and WL74 being produced side by side isn't so bad.
 

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WL74 five passenger 2022 Grand Cherokee starts production next week at the new Mack Assembly plant.

Jefferson was scheduled to go into downtime in December, but my guess is that won't be retooled and producing WL74 until this time next year. Having WK2 and WL74 being produced side by side isn't so bad.

When will the WL74 reveal happen?
 

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When will the WL74 reveal happen?

Probably November. Grand Cherokee moves serious volume and has a loyal following - they aren't going to start selling them until they build a 10,000 vehicle buffer they can ship out nationwide.
 

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Probably November. Grand Cherokee moves serious volume and has a loyal following - they aren't going to start selling them until they build a 10,000 vehicle buffer they can ship out nationwide.

Ah.

I figured it would be sooner as the original plan was to reveal it at New York
 

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