Jeep Heads to the Mountains for Crankworx Event

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Jeep is heading back to the mountains to prove its off-road capabilities.  For the sixth year, Jeep is heading to Whistler Mountain in Canada as part of Crankworx mountain biking festival.

The Crankworx is a 10-day celebration of mountain biking and is the must-be place for downhill, slopestyle, and endurance riders.  Over 135,000 people flock to event for a packed week of competition and concerts.  Jeep will be there to sponsor the event as well as bring with it the Jeep Off-Road Drive Course.

The course is set-up to let people drive all the latest and greatest Jeep vehicles such as the 2016 Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary Edition, Grand Cherokee Overland, Renegade Trailhawk 4×4, and more.  Also part of the event is the Jeep Viewing Lounge and various displays around Whistler Village where fans can check out the 75th Anniversary Editions.

Lastly, event goers can sign up for the Jeep 360 program which rewards people for participating in Jeep events.  It gives the chance to win various prizes such as gear, passes to the Whistler Bike Park, and the top-prize being able to be on the Jeep Viewing Lounge to see all the spectacle of the final weekend competitions.

If you’re looking to find out more about the current line-up of Jeeps, click the link and see the selection on Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  Be sure to like the dealership on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, to stay up to date on auto news and our special monthly offers.

The History of Jeep Production in Toledo

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The Jeep is celebrating its 75th Anniversary and what better time to look back at how the Jeep came to be and how it has survived on the market as long as it has.

The Toledo Blade has a look at the history of the Jeep.  It seems appropriate considering that the current home of the Jeep is in Toldeo.  The Jeep was originally a military vehicle.  Anyone who has seen pictures or biographical movies set during the Second World War has seen what the military Jeep looks like.  It is an iconic design.  That design came from the Ford Motor Co., the American Bantam Car Co, and Toledo-based Willys-Overland.

The city of Toledo was where the engine was made for the original Jeep.  Toledo was also where the Jeep as we know it was truly born.  When the war was over, Jeep production continued in the city with the Jeep station wagon and years later the evolution into the Jeeps of today.

The Jeep also provided the Toledo area with growth as the factory and Jeep production helped to sustain a vibrant middle-class.  It’s struggled through the years, like most cities that grew from manufacturing in the US.  The difference is that Chrysler has keep Toledo plants open and making Jeeps.  Even with the recent fear that the Jeep may be leaving Toledo, the company remains committed to having the Jeep here in the states.

The future of Jeep will continue in Toledo.  Fiat-Chrysler has invested a sizable amount of money into the plant at Toledo to develop and bring the next generation of Wrangler.

If you’re looking to find out more about the current line-up of Jeeps, click the link and see the selection on Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  Be sure to like the dealership on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, to stay up to date on auto news and our special monthly offers.

FCA is Ending Passenger Car Production in the US to Focus on Jeep SUVs and Pickups

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Fiat-Chrysler has been making some major changes lately.  They’ve been looking at how to meet the demands of vehicles and have come away with a new focus on the Jeep and Dodge products.  So much so that now FCA will be looking at no longer producing passenger vehicles in the US, instead shifting their automaking resources over to SUVs and pickups.

The Detroit Free Press covered this interesting news story today.  The Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 haven’t been doing as well sales-wise as other vehicles in the FCA line-up.  Seeing the trending demand for their SUVs and pickup trucks, FCA is signaling that they’ll be putting their efforts into being a primary producer of Jeeps and Ram pickups.

The Dodge Durango SUV will still be made in the US.  It’ll be produced next to the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Sergio Marchionne spoke on the announcement saying, “By the time we finish with this, hopefully, all of our production assets in the United States – if you exclude Canada and Mexico from the fold – all those US plants will be producing either Jeeps or Rams.”

If you’re looking to find out more about the current line-up of Jeeps, click the link and see the selection on Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  Be sure to like the dealership on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, to stay up to date on auto news and our special monthly offers.