FCA Invests in Wrangler Production in Toledo, OH
Jeep’s Parent company, FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), has announced plans to invest $700 million dollars in the Toledo, OH Jeep assembly plant to increase production of the Jeep Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler has seen a huge growth in popularity along with the rest of the Jeep brand over the last ten years. Dealerships are having trouble keeping all trims of the Wrangler in stock, and FCA has been having trouble keeping up with demand.
The investment in the Toledo site will increase the number of Wranglers produced per year from 240,000 to 450,000, with 350,000 of the vehicles coming from Toledo alone. The move is also expected to bring upwards of 700 new jobs to the city, and be an excellent boost to the Ohio economy.
This comes just in time for the anticipated Wrangler refresh that should be taking place next year. Turbocharged engines and a pickup version of the Wrangler are expected to debut at the LA Auto Show later this year. Look forward to the new Wrangler rolling through Tate Branch Dodge Chrysler Jeep as soon as it’s available!