Jeep Teaming Up with the NHL and New Jersey Devils

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Jeep and the FCA US Northeast Business Center is teaming up with the NHL for a new partnership with the Prudential Center and the New Jersey Devils.

This partnership puts Jeep as the “exclusive non-luxury vehicle of Prudential Center and the Devils” and will include new Jeep-themed graphics, displays, and prizes to be won at the Newark, New Jersey, arena.  It really boils down to NJ Devils fans seeing a lot more Jeep when they attend a game.  Jeep is taking over the Prudential Center and is giving the parking deck and the stairwells a makeover to push a Jeep experience.  This means the parking garage will make drivers feel like they are driving up an icy mountain.  The parking deck elevators will also offer a scenic, simulated ride behind the wheel of a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

The Jeep branding continues inside the Prudential Center itself with Jeep signs with LEDs and the Zamboni getting itself a Jeep-themed wrap.  Jeep is bringing the Jeep Frontier Club to the Center with an upscale lodge-like dining experience that will continue the feel of the outdoors that Jeep lifestyle appeals to.

Finally, Jeep will have plenty of their products on display for game attendees.  The Jeep Cherokee and Renegade will be on hand for people to curiously look at them and dream about the possibilities.  Jeep Product Specialists will be on-hand to answer any questions and help to encourage those fantasies.  If you’ve already given in and admitted that Jeeps are amazing and bought one and present your key, you’ll receive a special gift as well as a knowing nod that you made the right choice.  More gifts will be given away as prizes as well as a Jeep On-ice Challenge that will have people coming out onto the ice and getting a shot to make a shot for more prizes including winning a Jeep.

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.