Chrysler kills the Aspen and Durango SUV hybrids

Chrysler just introduced its first hybrid-electric vehicles to the market this summer and now a little more than two months later it will stop producing the Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango Hybrid SUVs. As reported last week, Chrysler said that it will be closing its SUV factory in Newark, Delaware.

The plant that, which produces the two hybrid SUVs, was originally scheduled to close at the end of 2009. Chrysler will now be closing the plant at the end of 2008. According to Chrysler spokesman Todd Goyer, Chrysler has no plans to produce the Aspen and Durango hybrid elsewhere.

“Keeping the plant open for the hybrid versions isn’t a sound business decision,” he told Automotive News. However, he said more Chrysler hybrids are on the way.


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