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Chrysler to Reopen Engine Plant to Build More Pentastars

Trenton North will supply components for sister plant in the same complex.

by on Jun.16, 2011

Chrysler will invest $114 million in its Trenton North engine plant to produce components for the Pentastar V-6 built across the street at Trenton South.

Chrysler Group announced that it would invest $114 million in new equipment at its Trenton Engine Complex to support increased production of the Pentastar V-6 engine. The investment is estimated to create 268 new jobs.

Chrysler will reopen the Trenton North plant, which closed in May, to produce components for the Pentastar engine, which is built on the same campus at Trenton South in Trenton, Mich.

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The Pentastar V-6 engine is one of the cornerstones of the Chrysler Group’s recent resurgence. Vehicles including the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Durango, Chrysler 200, Chrysler 200 Convertible and Chrysler Town & Country all offer the engine as either standard equipment or as an option. Reviews of the engine have been excellent and it is expected to get better as Chrysler adds more technology. For example, the engine was designed for direct injection, but that technology was not included on the first version.


Chrysler Introductions: 200, Town & Country and 300

After a depressing 2010 show, Detroit's smallest automaker comes back with a wealth of new products.

by on Jan.10, 2011

Chrysler's revamped 300 leads a resurgent lineup.

For the 2010 Detroit auto show, Chrysler’s stand was little more than an Dodge Ram mounted upside-down to the ceiling and journalists following CEO Sergio Marchionne around the sparse display.

The automaker’s display at the 2011 North American International Show is markedly different, and Chrysler’s people know it. Chrysler marketing chief Olivier Francois started his introduction of the new Chrysler 300 by talking about how grave the situation was at last year’s show.The biggest problem? New products. Chrysler hardly had anything to show.

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“This is a story about how people react when their backs are against the ropes,” Francois said in his heavily accented English.

Today’s Chrysler isn’t quite back from the brink, but the outlook from Auburn Hills is far rosier than a year ago. Jeep has the Grand Cherokee, which is getting rave reviews and Dodge’s Durango is getting positive early returns.