Chrysler decision on Canada minivan plant due in 48 hours: CEO

Reuters

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will make public a decision in the next two days whether to undertake a major revamping of a minivan plant in Windsor, Ontario, Fiat SpA Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said on Tuesday.

"This will become clear in the next 24 to 48 hours," Marchionne said at a press conference at the Geneva auto show. "The decision has already been made. We are just in the process of finalizing that choice. We are pretty much done."

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Marchionne did not indicate what the decision would be for production of a new generation of minivans.

At the Detroit auto show seven weeks ago, Marchionne said that changes at the plant would cost at least $2 billion, and that Chrysler needed help from the Canadian government to help finance the project.

(Reporting by Agnieszka Flak in Geneva; Additional reporting by Susan Taylor in Toronto and David Ljunggren in Ottawa and Bernie Woodall in Detroit; Editing by Jan Paschal)