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The CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Sergio Marchionne, is hoping that Tipton County in Indiana will become a global hub for transmission production. In order to achieve this goal, Chrysler’s plant in the county began to produce the new nine-speed transmissions that will be in many of their upcoming vehicles.
The production has already begun and is expected to bring with it some 815 new jobs to the plant. When the plant begins to operate at full capacity it expects to be producing 800,000 finished gearboxes that will then be routed across the globe to be used in numerous upcoming models such as the Jeep Cherokee and the Chrysler 200.
Chrysler has been making large investments leading up to this point. Since 2009, the company has put in more than $1.6 billion dollars into the Indiana plant and have put 2,600 people to work to get ready for this new transmission.
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Whenever big auto shows are involved, Chrysler has had the mentality of going as big as possible. With the upcoming 2014 North American International Auto Show coming up, Chrysler is letting Mopar loose to engage the attendees in a big way.
At the auto show, happening in Detroit, Mopar will be setting up shop to give people the chance to experiment with cars. Each person in attendance will be given a chance to get a hold of a iPad with an app allowing them to put together a custom car to their liking.
Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, said in a statement concerning the event, “This is a great addition to the Mopar Garage, which we introduced last year as a display to give consumers a look at how to customize their current vehicles with an incredible selection of aftermarket quality Mopar parts and accessories.”
The Mopar exhibit will be the largest exhibit to date in at the Cobo Center hosting the auto show. It will take up 5,500 square-foot to give people a look at the vast array of parts that Mopar has. Also at the exhibit will be all of Mopar’s specially customized vehicles that were shown off at the previous year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association Show. Among this special vehicles will be the 2014 Mopar Dodge Challenger, SRT Viper, Jeep Cherokee Trail Carver, and the Jeep Wrangler Recon.
The 2014 North American International Auto Show will be open to the public January 18th through the 26th. If you’re in the Detroit, this will be a great chance to mess around with some fun Mopar toys.
I hate hearing the word “hurricane” living in New York, not after the last storm. It’s nice to see however the word being used for something so promising.
Chrysler is developing an engine known as code-named “Hurricane” due out in 2016. Details are scarce at the moment, but AutoNews.com is reporting that it is planned as a retooling of the base 2.0-liter I-4 engine. Thanks to looking into some documents from Chrysler, they believe the engine’s cylinder head is proving to be engineering challenge. “The new head, according to Chrysler documents,‘is an engineering challenge which uses many new technologies to achieve excellent fuel economy.’”
When Auto News asked Chrysler’s reps for a comment, the company declined to say anything.
The I-4 was recently reworked for use in current models of Chrysler products, the Dodge Dart and the upcoming 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The aim in the reworking was for better fuel economy and performance, which would also be the goal of the 2016 “Hurricane” engine.
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