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Ramcharger Imports Begin

August 23, 1985

MEXICO CITY (AP) _ Chrysler Corp. has begun export of Mexican-made Dodge Ramcharger four-wheel drive utility vehicles to the United States and Canada, the company’s Mexican subsidiary announced.

Chrysler earlier this year announced its intentions to move production of the Ramcharger from its Warren, Mich. plant.

The United Auto Workers union protested the move. Chrysler responded that it needed room at its Warren plant for a new compact pickup truck.

Plans calls for 30,000 Ramchargers to be exported each year, bringing in $300 million to Mexico annually. More than a year ago, Chrysler began exporting Dodge Aries-Plymouth Reliant compact cars from Mexico to the southern United States.

Vicente Ariztegui, president of the company’s administrative council in Mexico City, said the cars made here ″enjoy great acceptance from the North American consumer. To date, we have exported a total of 18,000 automobiles to our neighbors of the north, and it can be affirmed that it has not presented practically any problem.″

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