Next-gen 2019 Ram 1500 marks the end of an era for pickup production in Mexico
Spy photographers came across a 2019 Ram 1500 completely undisguised after winds in Michigan blew the cover off the next-generation pickup truck, Automotive News reported. Production is due to commence in January at a retooled facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan, but not in Mexico.
FCA confirmed in April 2016 that it would shift production out of the current locations of Warren Truck in Michigan and Saltillo in Mexico into Sterling Heights.
However, the Warren Truck and Saltillo plants will supposedly continue building the outgoing Ram 1500 to be sold as a cheaper model.
Combined production capacity of 200,000 units is reportedly planned for 2018 before dropping to 65,000 in 2019. Production would cease by 2020 as those plants are retooled for other vehicles, but it’s still unknown which models will be built in Saltillo.
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