Stellantis Invests $99M in North American Manufacturing

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Stellantis is investing in North American manufacturing as it focuses on producing new engine tech for its future lineup of eco-friendly vehicles. Three plants in North America will benefit from the automaker’s $99 million investment: Dundee Engine Complex in Michigan, Kokomo Casting Plant in Indiana, and Etobicoke Casting Plant in Toronto. These locations are earmarked to produce a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbo engine.

“Based on a current Stellantis production engine in Europe, this next-generation engine will power two future North American HEV models. This will be the first HEV engine for the company in the region. Production is expected to begin in early 2025,” Stellantis reports.

The investment breaks down to $14 million at the Kokomo plant, $2 million at the Etobicoke Plant, and $83 million at Dundee. Dundee will be responsible for the new engine’s final assembly along with continued production of the 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 and 2.4-liter Tigershark® four-cylinder engine. The new engine’s oil plan will be created at the Etobicoke Casting Plant. The current die cast machines will be converted at the Kokomo Casting Plant to serve the development of the new engine, along with the production of cells necessary for the manufacturing of the engine.

We’ll keep you posted on how Stellantis is investing in the future of manufacturing. To see the brand’s current lineup, visit Ed Murdock Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Lavonia, Georgia.

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