Fiat Chrysler’s Toledo assembly complex tops 500,000 vehicle output

Article by Christian A., on December 16, 2014

For the first time in the history of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Toledo Assembly Complex, the plant has produced over half a million Jeeps in a year. Thanks to very strong demand for the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee it produces, the Toledo complex has become the second busiest assembly site in North America this year next to Nissan's Smyrna facility in Tennessee.

In fact, Nissan’s Smyrna site is expected to produce around 25-percent more vehicles than FCA’s Toledo plant. Only four of the Top 10 largest assembly site in North America -- Nissan's Smyrna complex and FCA's Toledo, Windsor (Ontario) and Jefferson North (Detroit) plants – are expected to produce more vehicles this year than in 2013.

Output at the Toledo complex has almost doubled compared with 2013, when Fiat Chrysler was ramping up the production of the Jeep Cherokee.

The previous record output at Toledo was 377,911 vehicles in 2007. Both plant and union officials in Toledo remarked that they were urged by Fiat Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne to top 500,000 vehicles in 2014 as part of his target to build and sell over 1 million Jeeps this year.

So far this year, Fiat Chrysler has sold 44-percent more Jeep vehicles to 629,074 units in the United States. Dominating the sales tabulation for the brand are the Grand Cherokee, the Wrangler and the Cherokee.

On the other hand, output at other large assembly site in North America like Volkswagen's Puebla facility in Mexico; Toyota's Georgetown plant in Kentucky; and Honda's Marysville site in Ohio – has dropped so far this year, according to the Automotive News Data Center.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Those in the United Kingdom may now order a new version of Skoda’s sports utility vehicle – the new Skoda Kodiaq Sportline. It will be slotted between SE L and...
by - December 10, 2017
As part of its new electrification strategy, German carmaker Volkswagen is working to finalize the production version of the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz SUV concept and introduce the new vehicle to...
by - December 10, 2017
The company founded by Ferdinand Porsche has been in the business of building vehicles -- sports cars, SUVs and race cars – since 1931. The brand has long catered to...
by - December 9, 2017
BMW strongly believes that the future will be all about the electrification, or should we say e-mobility. And this is why as early as now, they already have a vision...
by - December 8, 2017
At this year’s FIA World Touring Car Championship, it was Volvo that stood out and became the victor with an S60 TC1 race car. So to celebrate this victory, the...
by - December 8, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries