Stellantis Mexico Celebrates The 21 Millionth Engine Produced In Saltillo:

The Milestone Engine Will Find Itself In A Wrangler Rubicon...

Stellantis Mexico celebrated a milestone earlier this month at its Saltillo Engine Complex, the build of its 21 millionth engine.
Since 1981, the Saltillo North plant has been producing engines for iconic Chrysler vehicles like the Dart K, Neon, Stratus, Cirrus, Magnum, New Yorker, Le Baron, Spirit, Shadow among others and is the only engine plant that manufacturer’s the modern-day HEMI®.
Saltillo North Engine Plant. (Stellantis).
In 2010, the Saltillo South Engine Plant, opened its doors to produce the multi-award-winning Pentastar engine family. During that time, the joint work between the two plants has accumulated production of 21 million engines. Most of those engines are sent to assembly plants in the United States and Canada, for the current lineup of Chrysler Group vehicles that includes Pentastar engines for the Jeep® Wrangler (JL), Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK2), Jeep Gladiator (JT), Dodge Durango (WD), Chrysler Pacifica (RU), Ram 1500 (DT), and Ram 1500 Classic (DS).
Stellantis Saltillo South Engine Plant. (Stellantis).
Saltillo HEMI® engines can be found in several other vehicles like the Dodge Challenger (LA), Dodge Charger (LD), Chrysler 300 (LX), Dodge Durango (WD), Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK2 & WL), Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer (WS), Ram 1500 (DT), and Ram 1500 Classic (DS).
A block for a 3.6-liter Pentastar engine moves down the assembly line at the Stellantis Saltillo Engine South Plant. (Stellantis).

“We are very proud to announce the production of the 21 millionth engine, the result of millions of hours of work by highly qualified, committed, and enthusiastic collaborators for always giving the best of themselves in each product, raising the name of Mexico by achieving [the] production [of] world award-winning products,” stated Carlos Rivera, Vice President of Manufacturing for Stellantis México. “This result encourages us to continue working and renewing ourselves to stay current with the new needs required,” he added.

Crankshafts for the 3.6-liter Pentastar engine are machined at the Stellantis Saltillo South Engine Plant. (Stellantis).
The 21 millionth engine was a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with the eTorque mild-hybrid system set to put into a 2021 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (JL) at the Toledo North Plant in Ohio.


Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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