Jeep Eyeing Chinese Cherokee Production

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
jeep eyeing chinese cherokee production

The 2014 Cherokee could be the first Jeep produced in China in nearly 6 years. Jeep CEO Mike Manley said that the Cherokee was an “obvious choice” for local production, as Jeep looks to expand its customer base in China.

Manley noted that the Cherokee could double Jeep’s current 46,000 unit sales. Local production would allow Jeep to avoid import tariffs on the new model, which according to Jeep, has proved overwhelmingly popular in consumer clinics. Currently, the Compass accounts for just over 70 percent of Jeep sales in the country.

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  • Firestorm 500 Firestorm 500 on Apr 23, 2013

    I'm a big Jeep fan from way back, but I just can't get past the front end of the new Cherokee. If they only produced that style in China, and something better/different here, I'd be OK with that.

  • Tom_M Tom_M on Apr 23, 2013

    No one in America will get one of these. They are only for Chinese consumption.

  • Lie2me Lie2me on Apr 23, 2013

    If if everything pans out as proposed, I plan on getting one because it's exactly the kind of vehicle I need

  • Vance Torino Vance Torino on Apr 23, 2013

    See, Romney was right!!!!!!!!!!! Obama has destroyed Toledo, just like he took all my guns away under sharia law!!!!

    • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Apr 23, 2013

      As long as Toledo has the Mud Hens, they'll survive.