Jeep has lead role in Chrysler's foreign growth strategy
Jeep hopes to build vehicles in Russia and China and export growing numbers of SUVs from the U.S. to other countries around the world as the iconic American brand plays a lead role in Chrysler's growth strategy.
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Saint Louis, MO
#1 Jun 20, 2010
While Manley expects the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee to sell well overseas, he sees more growth potential from the fuel-efficient midsize, compact and smaller models Chrysler will develop using Fiat platforms, engines and transmissions.
Those vehicles, which will replace the current Liberty, Patriot and Compass, should hit the road in 2012 and '13.
"We understand the capabilities and styling that make a vehicle a Jeep. We have access to the technology," Manley said. "Our engineers and designers have license to use that technology, as long as they use it to make a Jeep."
Get ready for overtime at BAP after the model change
Since: May 09
#2 Jun 20, 2010
Overtime at BAP I will belive it when I see it. I work in Trim & we cannot even work a 8 hour day most days. This last week we did put in four 8hr days that was a flook and a half.
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