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WranglerJeep Output In China to Double
Posted by mike on 2004/6/22 0:00:00 (821) reads

DaimlerChrysler investing heaviliy in the Chinese market, 2005 Wrangler information

From Channel NewsAsia International:

US-German auto group DaimlerChrysler is to pump more than one billion euros into China over the next few years and double capacity.

"We are going to invest more than one billion euros in the next couple of years in passenger cars, jeeps and commercial vehicles," said Roman Fischer, chairman and chief executive officer of DaimlerChrysler China Ltd.

Fischer said the company expects to sell more than 40,000 units of its jeeps and sport utility vehicles this year through its Beijing Jeep joint venture operations, compared to 20,000 last year.

Beijing Jeep sold just 9,000 units in 2002.

"In relation to introducing new models we are looking at each and every kind of jeep model produced in the US but there is no decision yet," he said.

Check out the entire article here.

TheCarConnection.com
also has some information about how the Chinese market seems to be demanding older-model Jeeps. Check it out here.

2005 Wrangler Specs

One of our readers recently sent us some information about the 2005 Wrangler he found at www.JeepWarehouse.com:
  • 6 speed manual is now standard
  • The Unlimited can now be ordered with a manual transmission.
  • The Unlimited comes in 2 model packages. The E and H package.
  • The Unlimited can be ordered in the 2 interior colors like the regular Wranglers.
  • There is no 'Rubicon' version of the Unlimited.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RockyTop
Supposedly there will be a Rubicon LWB, but as a late 4th quarter build, meaning available to order Sept., showing up on lots in Nov. It is mentioned as such on a recent DC sales staff briefing.....

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: CJ Jack
The 6-speed is the Getrag NSG370, which has been used in Mercedes applications. It will be the standard transmission in the 2005 Liberty Sport and Renegade too.

Ratios should be:
1st - 4.46
2nd - 2.61
3rd - 1.72
4th - 1.25
5th - 1
6th - .84
Rev - 4.06

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Marlon
The first gear is 5 to 1. The transmission is made my Mercedes Benz.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Dan
Does anyone know more about the 6 speed manual? I was wondering if it had a granny low 1st gear by chance?
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