Chrysler Kills the Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen Hybrids

It’s only been a few months since Chrysler introduced the Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen Hybrids, but Chrysler has announced that it is going to stop producing the hybrid SUVs.

Last week Chrysler reported that it is closing its Newark, Delaware factory that produces the Durango and Aspen. Originally Chrysler planned on closing the factory at the end of 2009, but plans have been pushed up to the end of 2008.

According to Chrysler spokesman Todd Goyer, Chrysler has no plans to produce the hybrid SUVs at any of Chrysler’s other factories.

“Keeping the plant open for the hybrid versions isn’t a sound business decision,” he told Automotive News. Chrysler is working on other hybrids that will be released in the future.

This seems like a waste of development money, since they SUVs were only on the market for a few months. I guess Chrysler doesn’t really need the SUVs if it does in fact merge with GM.

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