FCA Will Modernize Michigan Plant for Ram HDs

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to invest more than $1 billion to modernize its massive Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan to produce the redesigned, next-generation Ram heavy-duty pickup trucks. Ram HDs are currently built in Saltillo, Mexico. The transition from Mexico to Michigan will happen by 2020, FCA said. The upgrade at the Warren facility will result in the creation of 2,500 more jobs at the plant.

According to the FCA announcement, the upgrades to the Warren facility will allow the automaker to also prepare for the addition of the all-new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer set for production in the next few years; those vehicles will likely share the platform of the upcoming 2019 Jeep pickup.

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No, the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer with share the same platform as the new Ram. The new Jeep pickup has a similar platform as the new Wrangler.

PUTC spreading false news since inception!

American trucks being built in America? I like this. The new RAM looks good. I may get one.

Not sure why spend a billion dollars and move the plant from Mexico to Michigan. Lot of warmer states to build trucks in

Not sure why spend a billion dollars and move the plant from Mexico to Michigan. Lot of warmer states to build trucks in

Very smart move in the current political climate.

Importing cars/trucks from Canada or Mexico will be much debated when the president's team meets the others to review NAFTA. Clearly NAFTA was a questionable agreement for folks in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.

With the big income tax cut in 2018 for corporations in the US, adding a few billion dollars to the development and manufacturing budgets at FCA, Ford or GM will be a lot easier for their investors to accept.

Once those in Mexico realize they're about to become
unemployed, that they are NOT being relocated to Michigan and
that once those plants close, thats it, watch the quality of the
last truck take a nosedive. Spite and vengeance can get really
ugly.

@RICHARD NY 66

I was thinking the same. Too bad I wanted a new regular cab, which are only made in Mexico. They said they would be getting some new future commercial vehicles of some kind.

The Mexian's have a good work mentality, the trucks built in Mexico constantly have a higher build quality. Just saying.

Glad to see FCA leave that s.hole of Mexico for Michigan. LOL

Jim, they also keep a lot of mechanics very busy who are
north of the border....

just saying...

This is good to see.

I'm hoping the Ram plant is state of the art full of hi-tech equipment. Without robotics this will not last long.

This also shows maybe its about time to remove the chicken tax. If pickups are carrying the US auto sector and its competitive enough to move pickup manufacturing into the US its time to wean the industry off of support.

On the other side of the coin Sergio did mention bringing back some Ram production to the US.

@the guy down under

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

In addition to the first comment correcting the story about the Wagoneer platform, some more info...

1 - FCA made this announcement Thursday - PUTC once again 2 days behind everyone else.
2 - Saltillo will not close. FCA already stated the plant will be re-purposed for global-market commercial vehicles - most likely Rams for Mexico, the Ducato (ProMaster) van, and/or possibly the IVECO Daily heavy-duty van.
3 - Today's big news was the unveiling of the rest of the 2019 Silverado 1500 lineup at NAIAS... but PUTC will be late on that too.

@roadtrip
PUT is a ford site and is waiting for the unveiling of the ranger to publish 2019 Silverado then bury the story with the ford.
They even said the it's most anticipated truck! Really?? That makes a lot of sense!

Chevy blew the anticipation with the unveiling last week.

Now with more details, I'm not really impressed by the Chevy update.

Same old 5.3 but revised for fuel economy. But still no 10 speed available for the 5.3.

Turbo diesel, but no turbo gas.

Interior looks the same basically with minor ergo changes. Missed opportunity.

More tie downs are very nice.

Bed is steel but so was the previous.

Tailgate will power down and up.

Nice but nothing earth shattering like when the Ford came out. I wasn't expecting more when, but with everyone saying brand new truck I hope they would have done more. Oh well.

Ranger info at midnight, unveiling tomorrow 4:30.

Chris,
Chevy will have 6 different powertrains, we know about 5.3 6.2 and 3.0 diesel, but not the other 3.

Chris,
Chevy will have 6 different powertrains, we know about 5.3 6.2 and 3.0 diesel, but not the other 3.

Did they say 6 different engines? They said 6 different options.

6.2 10 speed
3.0 diesel 10 speed
5.3 8 speed
5.3 6 speed (fleet v8 papajim edition)
5.3 6 or 8 speed??? e assist (GM called it a powertrain option in 2018)
4.3 6 speed

God Bless America and God bless the U.S.

American trucks being built in America? I like this. The new RAM looks good. I may get one.
Posted by: That Guy | Jan 13, 2018 9:06:05 AM

LOL. good one... You must be forgetting only Ford and GM are the only American trucks.

This new Ram truck will raise the bar again for G.M. and Ford to play catch up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j83ulOXyxs0



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