Report: Chrysler to reopen Conner plant for Viper production, won’t be badged as a Dodge

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10

Chrysler Group LLC announced today that it will reopen its Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit for the production of the next-generation SRT Viper. That’s right guys, the next Viper will not be badged as a Dodge but as an SRT brand vehicle.

“The next generation Viper will make its return to the product lineup in late 2012 as a 2013 model,” said Ralph Gilles, President and Chief Executive Officer – SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. “We’re extremely excited that our ultimate American sports car will continue to live on and be produced exclusively here in the Motor City.”

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With the plant’s reopening, nearly 150 jobs, both hourly and salaried, will return to Detroit.

Production of the Dodge Viper ended in July 2010.

Conner Avenue will begin building the new Viper in late 2012. The next-generation Viper will debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show.

– By: Omar Rana