Chrysler expands 3 Michigan plants to make more 3.6-liter engines

by Brent Snavely
Detroit Free Press
November 16, 2012

Chrysler’s expansion of three Michigan plants is driven by the growing gap between its sales and the ability of its plants to keep up.

“Our biggest headache this year has been the shortage of 3.6-liter engines. We just can’t make enough,” said CEO Sergio Marchionne…

Chrysler began producing its Pentastar engine in 2010 to replace seven less-efficient V6 engines. Made at plants in Trenton and Mexico, the Pentastar is now available on 13 Chrysler cars and trucks, including the 2013 Ram 1500 pickup.

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