|Chrysler will pull plug on hybrid Aspen, Durango|
DETROIT -- Chrysler LLC will stop producing its first two hybrid-electric vehicles slightly more than two months after they started arriving in dealerships.
This summer, Chrysler introduced the Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango Hemi hybrid SUVs to great fanfare. Production began in August. But the two were doomed to a short lifespan from the beginning. They are made at Chrysler's Newark, Del., plant, originally scheduled to close at the end of 2009.
But slow full-sized SUV sales pushed Chrysler to move the closing up a year. The company announced last week it will close Newark at the end of this year. Chrysler has no plans to produce the hybrid SUVs elsewhere, said spokesman Todd Goyer.
"Keeping the plant open for the hybrid versions isn't a sound business decision," he said. ... story Published: Oct 28 7:05 pm U.S. Eastern time
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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