Jeep Looking to Start Production in China
The Hunan plant’s purpose is to make around 200.000 units per year for Chrysler. Production of the Chrysler model is expected to start in the next few months. If Jeep were to start making their models alongside the Chrysler cars, the plant would need an increase in its production capabilities.
Last year, over 22,000 Jeeps were imported to China and their main aim is to increase the number of cars sold along with the number of dealerships (Jeep plans to open 40 new shorwooms by the end of 2012).
The main car to be built in China by Jeep will be a FIAT based B-Segment SUV, basically a replacement fro the Sedici. The new car is scheduled to be launched by the year 2014.