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Posted on 04/20/2013 9:27:01 PM PDT by haffast
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - - In order to compete in the fast-growing SUV market in China, Jeep wants to produce a vehicle in the No. 1 global auto market by the end of 2014, Jeep's top executive said on Saturday at the Shanghai auto show.
The "obvious choice" for a Jeep product to be made in China is the Cherokee, which was recently introduced in Jeep's primary U.S. market and will be on sale in the fourth quarter in China, said Mike Manley, CEO of the Jeep brand of the Chrysler Group.
Manley said the Cherokee is the best choice to be made in China because that size SUV market is growing quickly and also that the model is fresh in its life cycle.
Manley said the Cherokee would easily be able to be made at the new plant owned by the 50/50 joint venture between Fiat SpA and Chrysler and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co in Changsha, capital of the Hunan province.
Manley in January at the Detroit auto show revealed that the company would work with GAC to produce a Jeep in China for the local market.
But first, the joint venture must be expanded to include Jeep in addition to Fiat and Chrysler as owners of the non-Chinese half of it.
Manley said there are no plans to produce a Jeep model exclusively for China market, which in 2009 overtook the United States as the largest auto market in the world.
China is Jeep's second-biggest market, behind the United States.
Jeeps made in China will not affect plans for production at the Toledo, Ohio plant where the Cherokee is made now, Chrysler officials have said.
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That should improve its quality
So take the investment America has made by buying your vehicles for 30 years and Chrysler was bailed out once, and move to China! I never wanted a Jeep anyway!
Didn’t Barry, his ‘RAT comrades and the late night bozos ridicule Romney or one of his minions for breaking this news back during the presidential campaign. They said this wasn’t going to happen.
Great, they can call it the “Cheep”. So glad I sold my Jeep and bought an F-150...
” So glad I sold my Jeep and bought an F-150...”
I did the same thing LOL And I drive it here in Hollywood. Whenever I see a Prius, I give em’ a smirk, especially when I’m in the studios..
This just means a Chinese producer will be able to exactly replicate the jeep design and give that technology to other Chinese manufacturing concerns. China insists on having full blueprints, software, and other technology specifications for all manufacturing done within its borders. The are pwning us right now like we did to the British at the turn of the 20th Century. Our free-trading politicians and business leaders are stupid and don’t know our economic history.
“Didnt Barry, his RAT comrades and the late night bozos ridicule Romney or one of his minions for breaking this news back during the presidential campaign. They said this wasnt going to happen.”
Someone owes Romney, and America, a rather large apology:
They aren't stupid. They know EXACTLY what they are doing. They want to break the American Middle-class. They want to loot and lord over us like the Red Chinese Communist Party bosses loot and lord over the Chinese wage-slaves.
Most company executives are just interested in getting what they can out of their shares. If, when they leave, companies are absolutely trashed, they honestly don’t care.
That’s the price companies are paying when they stopped promoting people from the bottom and hired from outside the company.
Well there is that possibility too...
We the people have lots of options to oppose any such outcome.
Thanks for that link. Interesting. There are a lot of fools out there. Barry played them like a kazoo.
As if Jeep products weren’t crap already!
Have a liberty, all the windows don’t work. I use suction cups to hold them up.
And I read that their ball joints are junk.
Prev. had a cherokee. They cheaped out on valve cover gaskets and used silicone. One day all the oil leaked out, fried the seals.
Never buy a Jeep product.
Will their feet reach the pedals?
After a fine ‘77 Grand Cherokee LTD, a great ‘94 Grand Cherokee LTD (V8) and still driving a pristine 2002 Grand Cherokee Laredo, I’ll be moving to Ford when I’m ready to buy a new SUV. None of these POS for me.
Are they building a model in China or moving all production there? Romney said they were moving production.
Another shovel ready Obama story.
The only REAL Jeep has round headlights and a body on frame construction.
But ... but ... Mitt was lying about that. That’s what the left and the media said.
I do the same thing - especially if they've got the Obama bumper sticker on the back (seems to be a requirement for Prius ownership out here).
The interior cab space in the F-150 is such a refreshing change from the Jeep. And ironically, I'm getting about 4 MPG more than the Jeep with the F-150 (Ecoboost).
I had a mid 90s Cherokee. It was a rugged little beast but terrible gas mileage for the size. Not nearly as good as typical full size pickups.
Not sure what it is that causes Jeep vehicles to get such bad mileage. I was amazed that a car with so little power could get such bad mileage. When it was almost new, my Wrangler wit he V6 engine got at best 14 MPG on the highway if I drove very conservatively. I was probably getting 12-13 MPG highway with it when I sold it. My F-150 gets about 19 MPG on the highway, and even on my work commute I am getting about 16-17 MPG consistently. The only downside is it’s significantly more challenging to park.
I put synthetic oil in the diffs, t-case, trans, and engine.
Had Michelin tires, free flow exhaust system, etc.
Rarely got to even 15 mpg.
Now I have a Caddy SUV that does 19-20 most all the time.
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