Chrysler Group builds one millionth Pentastar V6 after 18 months

Chrysler Group builds one millionth Pentastar V6 after 18 months

Chrysler Group hit its first important milestone with the manufacturing of the one-millionth unit of the new Pentastar V6 at its Trenton Engine Assembly Plant in Michigan. The announcement comes 18 months after the start of the production. The company also produces the V6 at the plant from Saltillo, Mexico. The debut of the Detroit firm's all-aluminum 3.6-liter V6 engine was made on the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee, but since then it has made path under the bonnet of many famous models. The more recently 2012 Jeep Wrangler, the Dodge Avenger, Challenger, Charger, Durango, Journey and Caravan, as well as the Chrysler 200, 300 and Town and Country, are car models that make use of the Pentastar V6. Brian Harlow, head of Chryser's Powertrain Manufacturing division, commented that the manufacturing of one million of anything in an impressively short amount of time, was a considerable achievement. He added that the high degree of quality was a testament to their skilled and dedicated workforce at both Trenton South and Saltillo engine plants. The 3.6-liter unit has taken the place of six legacy V6 engines over the past year, engines that range from the 2.7-liter up to 4.0-liters in the Chrysler group LLC product portfolio. Chrysler Group's new eight-speed automatic transmission is available with the new engine, which is less complex in its construction, more powerful and fuel efficient as compared to its predecessors. Its components were reduced to 189 parts to only 32.


Chrysler Group builds one millionth Pentastar V6 after 18 months image Chrysler Group builds one millionth Pentastar V6 after 18 months image
Chrysler Group builds one millionth Pentastar V6 after 18 months image Chrysler Group builds one millionth Pentastar V6 after 18 months image