Last week Chrysler officially declared Chapter 11 and now more details are surfacing about what the future holds for the automaker. Chrysler’s manufacturing chief Frank Ewasyshyn recently stated in court that the bankruptcy and plant shutdowns are going to delay the introduction of the 2010 models and that some 2011 models may also be delayed.
Once Chrysler starts producing vehicles again, the first models to be produced will be the remainder of the vehicles that are now partially built in Chrysler’s plants. Preparations to switch over to the new models will delay the introduction of 2010 models.
The delay is likely to cut into Chrysler’s already dismal sales. Let’s hope they can get it all ironed out before the introduction of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300.