AUSTRIA: Chrysler to shift minivan production to U.S.?
Production of Chrysler minivans for Europe may be shifted to the U.S. to utilise surplus assembly capacity there and allow more PT Cruisers to be made. Current plans call for 45,000 export specification PT Cruisers to be made each year at Chrysler's assembly plant in Graz, Austria, beginning next May. But sources say that Graz minivan assembly for Europe and right hand drive export markets could be moved to the U.S., taking up spare capacity there, boosting Austrian PT Cruiser capacity to 100,000.
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