The authoritative publication Automotive News reported that the legendary American SUV Jeep Wrangler retain the next generation of frame construction and not go to the monocoque. This implies that the production model will remain in Toledo Ohio, which will be immensely happy to local unions, which in recent weeks sought to overturn the transfer plant at another site in connection with the change of technology.
Recall that labor unrest spurred Ohio careless statement chief auto giant Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sergio Marchionne made during the recent Paris Motor Show 2014 in Toledo and interpreted in the way that the next generation Wrangler can be “modernized” by transferring models bearing body to which is not prepared a factory specializing in the production of the frame SUV. After all, it is an axiom that the line for the manufacture of car frame can not create a monocoque body, and vice versa.
Marchionne also admitted the possibility of use in the future generation SUV the bulk of body components and assemblies made of aluminum, which again pointed to the impossibility of production of the new Wrangler in Toledo without infusion of huge amounts of money in renovations (which is clearly not too wants to try to fix its once-shaky position in the market automaker, and so “furred” mass financial obligations after the merger of Fiat and Chrysler).
Then the head of the auto giant said that the company has the capacity to produce a vacant car with a monocoque body at two other plants, much to upset the unions in Ohio, which could lose such employer. Later, the mayor of Toledo and a representative of the state government carried out Marchionne talks about this, moreover, the staff even bought 32 acres of land immediately adjacent to the factory for $ 9.2 million. Ostensibly for future capacity expansion.
And now, according to a new insider information, Jeep Wrangler future generations will retain its roots and remain orthodox frame SUVs. However, switching to aluminum components are likely to take place, so the factory in Toledo, though, will have to pass an update to comply with the new requirements. Official representative declined to comment on rumors Jeep the following Wrangler, which should appear on the horizon in 2017, but was told that he would have “the most ample opportunities in the history of the model.”