Fiat Chrysler has announced it will invest $74.7 million in its Trenton Engine Complex in Michigan in order to retool the plant to produce the automaker’s next generation four-cylinder engine family.
Work on the new four-cylinder engine at Trenton will begin in the third quarter of 2017 and will deliver “increased power,” over FCA’s current four-cylinder “while improving fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions,” the company said.
The new engine will be built on the flexible engine line at Trenton North installed at the plant in 2012. The line currently builds the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, however production of that engine will now continue on Trenton South and FCA’s Mack Avenue plant in Michigan and Saltillo South plant in Mexico.
“This investment in our flexible production line at Trenton North will allow us to quickly ramp up North American production of this new fuel-efficient engine,” said FCA’ North America’s vice president of manufacturing, Brian Harlow.