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Chrysler to decide soon on Canada van plant future

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GENEVA (AP) — Chrysler’s CEO says the company is within a day or two of deciding whether it will produce its next-generation minivan in Canada.

The company now builds the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Caravan at a factory in Windsor, Ontario. It has been negotiating with the Canadian and Ontario governments about incentives to offset higher wages that workers get in the country.

CEO Sergio Marchionne tells reporters at the Geneva Motor Show that the company is pretty well done with the decision, which will become evident in the next 24 to 48 hours. He did not reveal the decision.

The new van would hit showrooms in about two years. Marchionne has said Chrysler will have to spend more than $1 billion to upgrade the Windsor plant for the new van.