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.

Plant Prepares for Full 2014 Jeep Cheorkee Production

UntitledIt’s been a long time coming, but the new Jeep Cherokee is almost upon us.  Ever since it was teased with a new look that’s been divisive amongst fans, the new Cherokee has been building up popularity thanks to those wanting something new and others who are more impressed by what its capable of rather than a striking new look.  Expectations are high and Jeep plans to make sure on delivering.  That’s why it will be increasing production at the plant responsible for getting the Cherokee out to would-be buyers.

The Toledo plant in Ohio will be producing the 2014 Cherokee at full volume for a single shift.  However, they want to be at full capacity by September.  That’s over 500 models over the course of a nine-hour shift.  In order to maintain that incredible pace, a second shift will be added.  Training has already begun to get ready.

We’re expecting this vehicle to sell,” said Zachary Leroux, the plant’s manager.  “I think that’s going to keep us busy for a long period of time.

Jeep is placing large bet on the new compact SUV set to replace the Jeep Liberty.  With the hype going into it, I think it stands a chance at bringing in a new age of Jeep drivers.

For more information on the availability of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee when it’s released later this year, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  You can also view our full Jeep line-up online at our website as well as our new and used inventory.  Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see our monthly specials.

Source: Wall St Cheat Sheet

Over 1 Million Jeep Wranglers Made!

UntitledStrap on the party hats and send in the clowns, Jeep is throwing a celebration!  Their factory in Toledo just produced their 1 millionth Jeep Wrangler!

Now, it’s not just any ol’ Jeep Wrangler, the one millionth unit fresh off the assembly line happened to be a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition.

Production has been going very strong at the Toledo Plant.  In 2012, it produced more than 200,000 Wranglers.  That’s the highest output of any year.  They’ve been at max capacity of getting Wranglers out the factory door that Chrysler has recently brought on an additional 200 workers to get production increased.  They want to see 800,000 total sales for 2014 and need the workforce to be able to keep up.

“Every Wrangler we can make is a sold car for us, and the volumes are increasing worldwide, “said Mauro Pino, the VP of Chrysler assembly operations.  “This is a very good problem to manage.”

Jeep is gearing up to get a real sales surge from overseas.  Even with countries like China expressing a huge desire in Jeeps, Sergio Marchinonne, the CEO of Chrysler, has pledged to make sure that production of the popular Wrangler will remain right here state-side.

Check out our Jeep line-up online, including the Wrangler, at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  The dealership is located in the Queens area and operates with top-quality customer service that works with you in either finding the new or pre-owned vehicle that suits your life-style or fixing any issues you have with your current vehicle.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more Jeep news and monthly parts and service specials.