“If you want to make the best cars and trucks in the world . . . you should invest in the United States of America,” Obama told several hundred cheering workers during an appearance at the plant.
The move is part of Daum’s self-declared “mission to convert the North American truck market to automated manual transmissions,” which he said offer great fuel-efficiency gains over manual units.
DTNA already has announced plans to market a new AMT here designed for the higher highway speeds in North America, and has several customers trying them out.
Daum said planning already has begun on the Redford AMT line, which will have an initial capacity of 30,000 units per year.