May 24, 2007

Chrysler Group breaks ground for new Phoenix Engine Plant in Michigan

Trenton, Michigan – The Chrysler Group has broken ground at the site of its future Phoenix Engine Plant in Trenton, Michigan. The US$730 million facility, scheduled to begin production in 2009, will produce a new family of fuel-efficient V6 engines, code-named “Phoenix” engines.

The new plant is part of the company’s US$3 billion Powertrain Offensive, announced in February. It will be situated adjacent to the Trenton Engine Plant and will have an annual capacity of 400,000 to 440,000 engines; once fully operational, it will employ 485 full-time workers.

Over the long term, the Phoenix family of engines will reduce manufacturing complexity by paring the company’s current four V6 engine architectures into one.

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