An Im­por­tant Jeep Chero­kee Fact You Should Know

Jp Magazine - - Dispatch -

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?

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