|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.
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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.