Stellantis Is Investing Billions to Make EVs in Canada

Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe | Toronto, ON

In a move to create a more sustainable future, Stellantis recently announced its plan to invest $3.6 billion CAD to help progress the production of EVs in Canada. This aligns with the company’s long-term “Dare Forward 2030” plan as well as its previous $45 billion CAD investment in electrification and software on a global level.

“Today’s deal on made-in-Canada electric vehicles is yet another investment in our workers and in our future,” said Prime Minister Trudeau. “We’re building a world-class Canadian auto industry, an innovative economy and a clean, strong future for everyone. This is what a healthy environment and a healthy economy looks like.”

The money from Stellantis will go toward its Windsor and Brampton Assembly Plants in Ontario as well as the expansion of its Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC). Starting in 2023, the Windsor plant will move to support production of a new multi-energy vehicle (MEV). The Brampton plant is expected to undergo a complete transformation in 2024 to further support the company’s electrification plans.

Stellantis will be expanding the ARDC by adding the first Battery Lab in North America. There, the company will further develop BEV, PHEV, and HEV cells, modules, and battery packs. The 100,000-square-foot facility is expected to be complete by the end of 2023.

Our team at Downtown CDJR is always excited to learn about advancements in the industry. If you’re interested in learning more about future Jeep® EVs or all-electric vehicles from any of our brands, stop by and see us at 321 Front St E in Toronto, Ontario.

Ram 1500 Classic Sub Zero Trim Available Only in Canada

Ram 1500 Classic Sub Zero Trim | Toronto, ON

Canadian winters are known for their harsh mix of rain, ice, and snow, a combination that does a number on our vehicles. To help combat the nasty weather to come, Ram recently introduced the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Sub Zero trim level to its pickup truck lineup — made exclusively for Canadians with cold weather in mind.

“The new Sub Zero package was designed by Canadians for Canadians,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO of FCA Canada. “We created an exclusive package with affordable, all-weather comfort and conveniences to complement the award-winning capability and features of our Ram 1500 Classic, helping our Ram customers better conquer touch Canadian winters from coast-to-coast.”

The Sub Zero package is available on the ST, Tradesman, and Express models. It adds winter-ready features, including:

  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel
  • Remote start to make your cold morning starts a bit warmer
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • 115V power outlet

It also comes equipped with a range of technologies, including the Uconnect® 3 infotainment system that is paired to a 5-inch touch-screen display, SiriusXM® satellite radio, and hands-free communication.

The Sub Zero package comes with a $1,495 Canadian MSRP and is offering on Quad or Crew Cab 4×4 Ram 1500 Classic models, regardless of the engine configuration. To learn more, stop in for a visit here at Downtown Chrysler.