Jefferson North Assembly Plant Gets Ready for 2011 Grand Cherokee

Date 2008/3/10 12:34:33 | Topic: Grand Cherokee

Last week we covered a story about some upgrades going on at Chrysler's Jefferson North Assembly plant in Michigan - this is where Grand Cherokees and Commanders are produced.

TheCarConnection has some additional information stating that they believe the upgrades are all to get ready for the 2011 Grand Cherokee, which will go into production in the fall of 2010.

No details about the vehicle are available yet, but there's plenty of conjecture.
While the Commander gets decommissioned, the new Grand Cherokee–one of the Chrysler’s signature vehicles–will come with an optional diesel engine made by Daimler AG or with an optional two-mode hybrid system, which Chrysler has developed jointly through a joint venture with General Motors, Daimler and BMW, Chrysler officials indicated privately last week.

In addition, the 2011 Grand Cherokee will be one of the very first vehicles engineered and sourced under the tough regime being installed by Chrysler’s new chief executive officer Robert Nardelli and vice chairman and president Jim Press. Both Press and Nardelli are taking a direct role in decisions on the new Grand Cherokee, Chrysler sources said.



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