From MotorTrend: “FCA is moving production of the next-generation Ram heavy-duty pickup truck in 2020 from Mexico to its Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan where it will be built alongside the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.”
The move is possible because FCA made the prior decision to make the new big Jeep SUVs on the Ram body-on-frame platform. That was a change from original plans to stretch the Jeep Grand Cherokee platform for the high-end Wagoneers.
Today FCA announces an additional $1 billion investment with the decision to follow through and make the move a reality. The automaker will modernize the Warren plant and prepare it for Ram HD production. In the process, it will add 2,500 jobs. The automaker credits U.S. tax reform legislation for helping make the additional investment possible.
Toyota and Mazda also announced an investment of $1.6 billion into a new Alabama plant.