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FCA Investing $1.49B Toward Ram Production

FCA US will invest $1.48 billion to retool its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Detroit, MI to build the next generation Ram 1500 after the plant ceases production of the Chrysler 200 in December.

Volkswagen Builds Mid-Size SUV Test Body

Volkswagen took another step toward announcing its new mid-size SUV, after workers at its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant assembled the first metal test body, the automaker announced.

Nissan's Decherd Powertrain Plant

Nissan Motor Company recently took automotive journalists on a tour of its Decherd Powertrain Plant in Decherd, Tenn., in conjunction with its media launch of the TITAN XD V-8 gasoline model. The Decherd Powertrain Plant produces more than 1 million engines for nine of the OEM's models it sells in the U.S., in addition to the Patrol, which is sold in Japan. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Chris Wolski.

Ford Invests $1.6B to Upgrade Truck Production

Ford is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio to support production of a new 10-speed transmission for certain F-150 models and Super Duty chassis cab.

GM Plant Shut-Downs Blamed on Japan Quake

Parts shortages caused by a pair of earthquakes in Japan has caused General Motors to shut down four North America assembly plants for two weeks, the company has announced.

Quakes Halt Toyota, Hino Production

Toyota will shut down most of its production of Toyota, Lexus, and Hino vehicles over the coming week, after a pair of deadly earthquakes rocked Japan and caused parts shortages for the automaker.

GM Invests $148M in V-8 Engine Production

General Motors will invest $148 million to repurpose flexible machining and assembly equipment to expand V-8 engine production at its Spring Hill Manufacturing Plant in Tennessee, the company announced.

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