Dodge has announced a new line of fuel-efficient Dodge Ram Trucks to be built at the company’s assembly plant in Fenton, near St. Louis. The 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 is expected to be popular because it not only incorporates much of the styling and many of the features already offered on earlier models, but it will benefit from new technology allowing the engine to alternate between four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is in demand. That means greater fuel economy. Dodge’s Mike Donoughe says this should keep the Fenton workers busy. The Dodge Ram Truck doesn’t have the market share that other company’s trucks own, but it is the company’s hot ticket item. 2,300 workers are employed at the Fenton facility, producing about one-thousand vehicles a day.
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