Jeeps are once again set to be made in China with the introduction of a specially built factory in Guangzhou with a production capacity of 160,000 vehicles in the initial phase according to Xinhua News who reported on the issues yesterday.

Guangzhou Fiat will use the current production facility in Changsha where the Fiat Viaggio sedan is made to…

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Jeep returning to China was one of the key topics of the Shanghai Auto Show, the iconic American brand aired their latest incarnation of the Jeep Cherokee which grabbed headlines across the Chinese automotive and mainstream media. The Cherokee is popular in China owing to it being the first vehicle to be produced in the Chinese market, VW’s Santana…

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According to Bloomberg, Jeeps are going to see Chinese production soon:

Chrysler signed an agreement today with a Chinese automaker to build Jeeps in that country, part of worldwide expansion plans for the iconic American brand.

Fiat – the Italian manufacturer that controls Chrysler – signed the deal with China’s…

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So long time China Car Times reader and comment box user, Gerald, sent me a message over Weibo on Saturday evening asking what car you would buy if you had a hypothetical 1 million RMB lying around doing nothing. Gerald pointed out that the 1 million RMB (circa 160,000USD) was to be used only for the car purchases and any running costs or maintenance…

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Jeep became a political over the past two weeks when former presidential candidate Mitt Romney declared in a series of television adverts that Jeep was moving all of its production to China. The Obama camp were quick to respond, as was Sergio Marchionne, the Fiat-Chrysler CEO who stated time and time again that Jeep was moving to China to satisfy Chinese…

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China loves the Santana. The car was first introduced in 1984 and claims the title as the first passenger car made in China, of course the Jeep Cherokee made it a few months earlier but claimed the crown as the first foreign vehicle made in China. The partnership between Shanghai Auto and Volkswagen bloomed from a tiny few hundred units per year into…

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The first application for an automotive joint venture came in 1983, a brave American company called AMC thought that the Chinese market might be a good place to sell its Jeep Cherokee line up, by 1983 they had nailed the contract and were ready to build, a few months later Volkswagen got the similar deal and became the first car maker in China – with…

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From Bloomberg:

Jeep CEO Mike Manley hopes to negotiate a deal in the next several weeks that will result in Jeep production in China.

Manley departed for China Wednesday to negotiate a deal with Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd., a Chinese company that has a joint venture with Fiat.

“Fiat has a very strong partner there so I will…

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BAIC has already shown off its B40 SUV at other auto shows, the 3 door SUV bares more than a striking resemblance to the 3 door Jeep Wrangler, but that maybe a coincidence as Beijing Auto did work with Jeep since 1984, but the leak of these B70 pictures seem to show that BAIC have taken the Wrangler influence a little too far now, and may potentially…

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