August 12, 2005
Dodge begins production of 2006 Ram Mega Cab
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Auburn Hills, Michigan – The Chrysler Group began building the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab pickup on Thursday at its Saltillo Assembly Plant in Saltillo, Mexico. The Saltillo Assembly Plant also builds the Quad Cab and regular models of the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty, and the Ram SRT10.
With the capability to build three different truck bodies in multiple variations, the Saltillo Assembly Plant is one of the Company’s most flexible, giving it the option to vary the product mix to best meet the customer preferences without sacrificing production.
The Chrysler Group made a U.S.$210 million investment to ready the assembly plant for the addition of Mega Cab production. The investment includes state-of-the-art equipment, including a completely new body shop, world-class processes, and extensive employee training. The plant successfully executed a rolling launch of the Dodge Ram Mega Cab: production of existing models was not halted to accommodate the introduction of the new model.
The Saltillo Assembly Plant has 2,100 employees and is one of five DaimlerChrysler production facilities in Mexico.