Automakers agree to build Jeeps for China market

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm •  Published: January 15, 2013
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"This agreement is another milestone of our partnership with Fiat and Chrysler Group," Zeng Qinghong, general manager of GAC Group, said in a statement. "It definitely creates the basis for our JV to reach very ambitious objectives in Chinese market."

Chrysler is owned by Italian carmaker Fiat.

Details of which Jeep model might be built first or when production might start weren't specified. After GAC Group's news conference, however, Qinghong told reporters that the hope is for production to begin in 2014. He said increasing demand for Jeeps is expected.

In Detroit, Guangzhou showed three vehicles currently built under its Trumpchi brand, but Qinghong said it has no immediate plans to sell in the U.S.

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