Great production ramp up. I like it even more that they made improvements to paint and body shops, I just wonder what exactly those improvements were.
100 changes were also made to improve worker safety, as well as improvements in the paint and body shops."Building back-to-back Motor Trend Truck of the Year winners is something that has never been done before and it's something we take great pride in," said Curt Towne, Warren Truck Assembly Plant Manager. "So, as we approached this opportunity to rethink our processes, we wanted to make sure we kept our focus on the customer and doing things that would continue to improve the quality of the vehicle we deliver. I think this team accomplished that task."
WOW hard to understand this market. There are currently over 53,000 new RAM 1500 on the market.Demand seems to be there. Guess it's all a good thing for potential buyers.
I would like to see the stats on this as well, no doubt they will publish them with flair next year to show the success launch of teh ED. However I did remember hearing through a previous forum thread that the average "sit on lot time" was only 13-18 days per Ed and much longer for the HEMI 1500.If it wasn't for the diesel, it wouldn't be this much of a push, which makes me wonder what's the take rate on diesel over the hemi.
That sit on lot time is another good look at how they are moving these.I would like to see the stats on this as well, no doubt they will publish them with flair next year to show the success launch of teh ED. However I did remember hearing through a previous forum thread that the average "sit on lot time" was only 13-18 days per Ed and much longer for the HEMI 1500.
They come from Italy. They wouldn't advertize that they are ramping up if they and all their suppliers couldn't do it. It's a good news story for Motori too.where are they getting the Motori's from? I'm still confused if they can ramp up engine production or not...
Ram Is Committed To Making Small(ish) Diesel TrucksRam's announced they're going to increase production of the half-ton EcoDiesel to "20% of the factory's output." All automakers hate revealing how many trucks they sold by configuration (they only disclose full lines; i.e. "Silverado" or "F-Series").
But when the EcoDiesel came out earlier this year, Edmund's estimated Ram had sold 194,000 light-duty trucks in 2013 and that the company was expecting "10 to 15%" of that number to be diesel sales this year.
Assuming they built and sold around the same amount of EcoDiesels (they did move 8,000 in the first weekend) we can make a flimsy estimate that they made 25,000 in their first go-around.