Chrysler is investing $164 million at Saltillo site to build Tigershark engines

Article by Anita Panait, on October 12, 2013

Chrysler Group is making a $164-million investment in its Saltillo North engine site in Mexico to produce reengineered 2.0- and 2.4-liter I-4 Tigershark powerplants.  The Tigershark engines are marked for export to other countries, according to Chrysler. The US carmaker is also building Tigershark I-4 engines at its Dundee engine site in Michigan and is planning to produce the powerplant at its Trenton plant in the same state.

A Chrysler spokeswoman said that production levels at the US sites will not be affected by the expansion in Mexico. The two Tigershark I-4s are Chrysler's primary four-cylinder engines that power its Dodge, Jeep, and Chrysler product lines. The engine output at Saltillo is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2014 and is expected to create 470 new jobs, in addition to nearly 6,500 workers currently employed there.

Chrysler's Saltillo manufacturing facility builds the Ram ProMaster commercial van, Ram heavy-duty pickups, components and engines. “I would like to thank President Enrique Peña Nieto for the support his administration has given us, first as Governor and now as President. He has always shown a great commitment to promoting strategically important projects,” said Marchionne. “All of this would not be possible without the extraordinary spirit of collaboration we have found in both the federal and state governments. We feel privileged to have the opportunity to contribute to the future growth of Mexico.” [source: Chrysler]

Topics: chrysler, investment

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

J.D. Power has officially released the 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study, an annual list of the most dependable brands in the auto industry. Once again coming on top is Lexus, the...
by - February 26, 2017
Citroen revealed that its entry to the Chinese market is moving forward with the planned release of the new generation C5. While still on sale on this part of the...
by - February 26, 2017
There is definitely a second-generation Super Series from McLaren. Even in camouflaged form, it is simply incredible. But while we still don’t have the full data on how truly dynamic...
by - February 25, 2017
A lot of fans are excited with the news that Porsche could be unveiling a performance version of its Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid during the 2017 Geneva Auto Show. ...
by - February 25, 2017
Tesla is finally setting a more “definite” schedule with regards to the official launch of the Tesla Model 3 electric car. A “limited production” is said to be slated to...
by - February 25, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries