An Important Jeep Cherokee Fact You Should Know
You probably know by now that it cost $350 million to retool the Belvidere Assembly Plant for the arrival of the Jeep Cherokee production in 2017, which bailed from Toledo, Ohio, for this Illinois locale (the new Wrangler took over the Toledo joint). A bit of Belvidere’s backstory: It was born in 1965 to make Plymouth, Chrysler, and Dodge vehicles. In 1987, it got a $367 million redo, then in 1989, a $72 million redo, both to make way for new Chrysler and Dodge models. Jeep entered the
Belv scene in 2006 with the Compass and Patriot, but then that all came to an end in 2016. That’s the long story to simply ask: Did you know it takes close to 28 hours to build each Cherokee at the Belvidere Assembly Plant?