Stellantis, which has its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, today announced 2020 profit sharing for UAW-represented employees and will open orders for the fifth and final installment of its Ram Built to Serve edition trucks this month.
Based on the 2020 financial performance of the former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Stellantis will pay the eligible profit-sharing amount of $8,010 to UAW-represented employees on March 15. Actual payments, to approximately 43,000 employees, will be based on individual compensated hours.
The 2020 profit sharing payment was calculated on the terms negotiated as part of the 2019 UAW-FCA Collective Bargaining Agreement, based on the year-end adjusted EBIT margin of the North American region reported in the FCA legacy operations financial results.
With this payment, U.S. hourly employees have received on average more than $44,700 in profit sharing since 2009.
On Tuesday, Stellantis’ Ram Truck brand announced it will open for orders this month the fifth and final installment of its Built to Serve edition trucks, with production slated for the second quarter of 2021 at its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant.
Ram is celebrating America’s five land, sea, and air-based armed forces with Built to Serve editions of its Ram 1500 half-ton pickup truck lineup. This fifth installment offers a maritime force-inspired theme with both Spitfire and Bright White exterior colors offered, along with a black interior with orange accent stitching.
“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our armed forces and the brave men and women who serve them,” says Mike Koval Jr., Ram Brand CEO at Stellantis. “These Built to Serve models are just one way we honor those who have selflessly served our country. Whether civilian or military, Ram truck owners are very familiar with this adage as it’s something we strive to build into every truck and van we produce.”
Each of the five U.S. military service branches have now been honored by Ram with two specially selected exterior paint colors that evoke the spirit, the mission and history of that service. One of each branch’s Built to Serve Edition models is offered in a new low-volume paint option exclusive to this program.
The Built to Serve edition Ram trucks are offered in the following colors and limited numbers:
- Gator (1,000 units) and Diamond Black Crystal (1,000)
- Ceramic Gray (1,000) and Patriot Blue (1,000)
- Anvil (1,250) and Billet Silver Metallic (1,500)
- Tank (1,000) and Flame Red (1,000)
- Spitfire (500) and Bright White (750)
Ram Built to Serve editions offer other unique interior and exterior features that set them apart, including a United States flag and “Built to Serve” decal on each of the rear quarter panels.
Built to Serve edition trucks get additional stylish exterior cues, including 20-inch aluminum wheels with a unique-to-the-edition Technical Gray finish. Body-color wheel flares also accent the exterior.
Each of the new Ram front ends gets a unique treatment consisting of an all-black grille and surround, black bumpers, and black-bezel premium lighting. Complementing the look are black badges, black wheel-to-wheel side steps, and dual four-inch black exhaust tips.
Inside, the Built to Serve Ram trucks represent each of the five military branches, accented with corresponding color stitching: Light Frost, Light Ambassador Blue, Light Diesel Gray, Medium Greystone or Orange.
These new Ram models also display their owner’s military pride with “Built to Serve” embroidered on Velcro panels on each front seat and additional Velcro panels on each front seat inboard shoulder panel. Buyers can apply their own patches — regimental, flags, name tapes or slogans — to personalize their Built to Serve edition. Front seat back panels are covered with Pouch Attachment Ladder System/Modular Lightweight Load-bearing Equipment (PALS/MOLLE) webbing to attach additional equipment or pouches.