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Monthly Production Numbers Show The Extent To Which Chrysler Had Been Overbuilding

Posted by: David Kiley on February 8, 2007

Last month, Chrysler built 4,314 Chrysler 300 sedans, down from 13, 666 in January of 2006. It built 5,437 Dodge Chargers last month, down from almost 9,100 a year ago. And it 1,622 Magnum wagons last month, down from 4,164 a year ago.

We all know by now that Chrysler was severely over-building many of its models last year to keep production, profits and productivity at its factories up. But Yeow! Nothing like seeing it in the numbers.

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