Production of the Ram Heavy Duty to Move From Mexico to Michigan

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The next-generation Ram Heavy Duty will enter production at Fiat Chrysler’s Warren, Michigan plant in 2020, Fiat Chrysler has announced.

The automaker will invest $1 billion in order to move production of the heavy-duty pickup from Saltillo, Mexico to the freshly retooled Michigan site. It will add 2,500 jobs to the Detroit suburb when the plant overhaul is complete in 2020.

“It is only proper that our employees share in the savings generated by tax reform and that we openly acknowledge the resulting improvement in the U.S. business environment by investing in our industrial footprint accordingly,” CEO Sergio Marchionne said in a prepared statement.

FCA also announced over 60,000 of its US employees would be receiving $2,500 bonuses, another result of the tax reform bill passed by the Trump administration late last year.

“These announcements reflect our ongoing commitment to our U.S. manufacturing footprint and the dedicated employees who have contributed to FCA’s success,” Marchionne said.

SEE ALSO: First Look at the New 2019 Ram 1500 Without a Crosshair Grille

The Italian-American automaker will debut its all-new 2019 Ram pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week. The pickup will arrive with an entirely new exterior and interior design and is expected to incorporate aluminum in its construction to save weight, although the body won’t be aluminum. Updated powertrain options should be on the table as well.

We’ll find out on the 15th of the month.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Jan 12, 2018

    Tax Reform is working already. Those who did not vote for it will be remembered this November. Apparently; even Walmart is upping their minimum wage from $9 to $11, plus bonuses of up to $2000 This is Trickle-Up Trickle-Down Trickle-All-Around economics. Rising waters lift all boats

  • Adamar okoye Adamar okoye on Jan 15, 2018

    Thanks president trump, no matter what they say about you, your heart is in america and as long as america first you have my vote and my family an emigrant more ...I am an emigrant but this wonderful country made me a better person ..