Angst is in good supply when stakeholders consider Canada’s shrinking share of North American and global auto production.
But when they consider the country’s specific auto production facilities, the gnashing of teeth should let up a bit.
With few exceptions, the plants in Canada build popular products with good futures. Several are “lead” plants for their respective builds, and production volumes remain relatively high.
But when assessing whether the good times will continue to roll for these plants, it always comes down to allocation.
What vehicle or vehicles each plant will build next gets harder to answer as automakers, which fiercely protect future production plans, consider an increasing number of factors.