Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has stopped production of all its right-hand drive Chrysler and Dodge models.
The vehicles were built at the company’s facilities in Windsor and Brampton, Ontario and the cancellation will impact countries including South Africa and Australia.
FCA’s decision was reportedly made because it simply couldn’t justify the costs of building right-hand drive models for only a select few countries. The decision also means both the Chrysler and Dodge brands will leave the South African market entirely.
“This unfortunate situation has arisen from our principals in the USA no longer building Chrysler or Dodge vehicles in Right Hand Drive configuration,” FCA South Africa chief executive Robin van Rensburg told Allpar.
As recently as November 2016, Fiat Chrysler’s Australian division said it was evaluating a business case for right-hand drive versions of the Dodge Challenger and Charger. However, the brand’s recent announcement means this will no longer happen.