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Chinese Jeeps debuted

by David Zatz on

Jeep was the first Western company to build a car within China, in a joint venture dubbed Beijing Jeep — and taken over by Mercedes. Under Fiat, then FCA, a new joint venture with GAC is making local Jeeps, today showed off Chinese-manufacture Renegades  Trailhawks and Limiteds at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show.

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The company did not reveal much about the cars, other than that they would be sold with either the Fiat 1.4-liter turbo engine or the Chrysler 2.4-liter Tigershark engine. In the massive country, Jeep also sells the Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, and Wrangler Unlimited. The image is from a prior story and shows an Italian-made Renegade.

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