Chrysler seeks to increase Jeep production to 800,000 in 2014Written by Kristen Criswell | | email@example.com
Chrysler announced that it would like to increase international sales of Jeep units to 800,000 by the year 2014 at the Chrysler Group LLC Business Plan Meeting Nov.4.
Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner attended the meeting in Auburn Hills, Mich., and told the Toledo Free Press that the day was “nothing but good news for Toledo.”
“I think over the next couple of years the Jeep plant is going to get a major shot in the arm. The Wrangler is going to be re-tooled and reinvigorated,” Finkbeiner said.
According to Finkbeiner, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of the Chrysler Group LLC, made the announcement that the company would like to see an increase in Jeep sales to 800,000.
Finkbeiner said Marchionne told him “I love the Jeep Wrangler. Be proud of the Chrysler name and the workers that are going to boost sales in the country.”
In the next 14 months the Wrangler will undergo two major improvements said Finkbeiner. First the interior of the vehicle while undergo an over-haul. Second in late 2010 a diesel-fueled Wrangler will be released.
To see a brief summary of the Chrysler’s plan on Jeep branding visit www.chryslergroupllc.com/pdf/business/jeep.pdf.