Chrysler to kill Dodge Ram production indefinitely

After emerging from bankruptcy as an Italian-controlled company, Chrysler will reopen seven manufacturing plants on June 29, but production will only run for two weeks at the St. Louis Dodge Ram plant before being idled again.

The new-for-2009 Dodge Ram line is rather good, but dealers are sitting on a glut of inventory. On June 1, there were 68,700 Rams in inventory, representing a 115-day supply. With dealers struggling to move the trucks, Chrysler said it will idle the St. Louis location on July 10 and keep it closed “contingent upon volumes.” Chrysler previously announced that the St. Louis facility would be closed later in the third quarter.

The St. Louis plant produces Ram 1500s and 2500s. All Chrysler plants will be idled the weeks of July 13 and July 20 in order to retool for 2010 models.

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  • billiejoe
    March 9, 2010 | Permalink |

    man look at the truck!!!

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