"Even though the development time for this Dodge Challenger SRT8 is one of the shortest in Chrysler's history, the wait for this exciting car has been too long, and as of today, the wait is finally over!" said Frank Ewasyshyn, Executive Vice President - Manufacturing. "Dodge Challenger represents the best of Chrysler's past and future. The teams that worked to bring this vehicle to market with quality and speed have done an excellent job."
Nearly 1,000 employees and invited guests joined Mr. Ewasyshyn and Mr. Bigland for the celebration.
In addition to Chrysler Corporate executives and employees in attendance, the Hon. Sandra Pupatello; Minister of Economic Development and Trade was very excited about today's celebration. "The return of the iconic Dodge Challenger and the tremendous interest its generating is a testament to Chrysler's dedication to the Ontario auto industry," said Pupatello. "This government will continue to work with Chrysler to ensure they continue to build on their successes and investments in this province."