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Pentastar V6 starts production

by David Zatz on

While the start date for the Jeep Grand Cherokee which is to be its first home is still reportedly months away, the Pentastar V6 has entered production in the Trenton (Michigan) Engine Plant. Sources say the plant has been operating slowly for quality reasons, producing mere dozens of the engines each week and sending them to intensive testing areas. Chrysler is replacing its entire V6 engine lineup with the Pentastar series, starting with a 3.6 liter version with a listed 280 horsepower, making its reputation for (and actual) quality critical for Chrysler’s future.

A ceremony including Governor Granholm will be held at the Trenton Engine Plant on Friday to celebrate its launch.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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