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Chrysler to accelerate production of 2013 Ram and V6 engines

Posted Nov 22nd 2012 4:00PM


Chrysler is adding a third shift at its Warren Truck plant to meet demand for the new 2013 Ram pickup. And with tight supplies of its Pentastar V6, the company is also boosting output at its Mack Engine plant.

The expansions will add 1,250 jobs and are part of a US$238 million investment by Chrysler in the Detroit area. Warren's third shift will begin work sometime in the spring, a Chrysler rep told Automotive News. Mack's increased Pentastar production a could include both 3.6 and 3.2-litre engines.

The company says it also plans to invest $40 million in its Trenton Engine plant to allow for production of a 3.2-litre V6 as well as the Tigershark inline-four for the upcoming Jeep Liberty replacement.

News Source: Automotive News - sub. req.

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2012 Dodge Ram 500 at the 2012 Work Truck Show


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November 22 2012 at 10:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Right now Chrysler looks the brightest of the big three. GM is ******* wind and playing the same old games & Ford can't seem to figure out how to build a control panel that doesn't blow.

November 22 2012 at 4:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply