TOLEDO, OH – Production of the new ’07 Dodge Nitro midsize SUV should provide a welcome boost to the sagging capacity utilization rate at Chrysler Group’s truck and activity-vehicle plants, Ward’s data suggests. Chrysler adds a third shift Aug. 21 at its Toledo North assembly complex as it pushes toward a daily output of 1,157 vehicles, a target the auto maker hopes to reach within two weeks. “It’s a big endeavor for us,” says Byron M. Green, vice president-truck and activity vehicle ...

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