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WranglerNew Wrangler Selling Fast - Toledo Factory Increasing Production
Posted by mike on 2006/11/30 8:53:24 (1620) reads

From The Toledo Blade:

Despite operating six 20-hour days a week on overtime for more than two months, DaimlerChrysler AG's new Jeep Wrangler plant can't keep up with demand.

So, starting this weekend, the North Toledo plant partially run by suppliers will add occasional Sundays to its production schedule to help fill about 59,000 pending Wrangler orders from customers and dealers, mostly for the four-door Unlimited model, union and company officials said yesterday.

Those orders represent roughly three quarters of the total number of Wranglers sold nationwide last year.

"We've got a good problem," Dan Henneman, chairman of United Auto Workers Local 12's Jeep unit, told The Blade yesterday.

It's great to see some good sales news coming out of Chrysler Group - especially considering it's due to the new Wrangler. We're looking forward to checking out the November sales numbers when they come out in a few days.

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tseda33016
Posted: 2006/11/30 20:39  Updated: 2006/11/30 20:39
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Any chance these are the Right hand drive export version? Any word on when the production on them will start?

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CitizenArc
Posted: 2006/11/30 17:56  Updated: 2006/11/30 17:56
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This may kind of hurt me a little.

I was hoping sales would be just low enough for DCX to maybe offer up incentive programs for the Wrangler early next year (reduced APR, cash discount, etc.) but with these things flying off the lots, I can forget that.

I guess I'll have to save a little longer.

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wjsiii
Posted: 2006/11/30 17:41  Updated: 2006/11/30 17:41
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 Re: New Wrangler Selling Fast - Toledo Factory Increasing...
Oh good, this is good news. The new Wranglers are not flying off of the lots in my region so I'm glad to see that as a whole they are doing well on a national level. I've yet to see one of the new Wranglers on the road here, I did see one in a store parking lot a while back, but that's been it so far.

Perhaps if the Wrangler does as well as it should we'll get the Gladiator. The Gladiator is one Jeep product I would have bitten on and bought, because I need a truck in my life not a passenger vehicle.

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CanJeepYJ
Posted: 2006/11/30 14:38  Updated: 2006/11/30 14:38
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 Re: New Wrangler Selling Fast - Toledo Factory Increasing...
Here here!!!

More sales = more R&D money

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MarkH
Posted: 2006/11/30 12:27  Updated: 2006/11/30 12:27
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That's a good thing, because the more profit generated from JK/JKL sales, the easier the business case justification to produce a new Scrambler/Gladiator type and offer new engine options. It's all about the green...

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CanJeepYJ
Posted: 2006/11/30 16:23  Updated: 2006/11/30 16:23
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Speaking of which....

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JonPorter
Posted: 2006/11/30 23:45  Updated: 2006/11/30 23:45
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I'm amazed the 4-door Wrangler is selling so well. I thought only resorts and vacation rentals would be interested in it (half the TJ Unlimiteds made must be in Hawaii). I hope that's a good sign for the Wrangler, but I have my fears. In a couple years Chrysler might do a market survey to see how many sales they'd lose if the 2-door version was dropped. If it's inconsequential, goodbye classic Jeep. I base that fear on the number of 2-door wagons left on the market -- none?

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hal2814
Posted: 2006/12/1 9:59  Updated: 2006/12/1 9:59
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They can't drop the 2-door Wrangler. The Jeep image relies too much on it. There's a reason they treat the unlimited like its own vehicle. But to be fair, I never thought they'd get rid of the CJ-5 sized vehicle either so I guess it is possible. I wouldn't worry too much about it though.

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Is it true that the JK will have an Airbag-delete option? I hope so.
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