More MBS Coverage TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Chrysler Group still is backlogged on orders for the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300, while the Dodge Magnum is holding to forecast demand.

But with the Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co. KG plant in Graz, Austria, ramping up production of the rear-drive family, there are no immediate plans to look for additional capacity, Frank Ewasyshyn, Chrysler executive vice president-manufacturing, says at the Management Briefing Seminars here.

DaimlerChrysler AG and Magna invested $38.6 million to launch the 300C sedan and Touring models in June. (See related story: Magna Steyr Launches Chrysler 300C)

Chrysler 300 Touring is sold in Europe.

“We're happy with where we are,” Ewasyshyn tells Ward's. Full order books are desirable, but the auto maker also is pleased that, for now, there does not seem to be a need to invest in additional capacity.

The manufacturing chief laughs as he admits he would rather see the investment go toward new product.

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