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The first Guangzhou Jeep is born

by David Zatz on

The Guangzhou, China assembly plant began making retail Jeep Renegades today. Part of a joint venture dubbed GAC Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Co., Ltd. (GAC FCA), the Renegade follows production of the Jeep Cherokee built at the GAC FCA Changsha plant.

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In 1979, Jeep was the first Western car to be built in post-revolutionary China, at a Beijing plant which was later taken by Mercedes.

The Guangzhou plant can make 160,000 vehicles a year, and shares many features with FCA’s Western plants, including its quality control and environmental management areas. Pre-sales of locally made Jeep Renegades begin this month at the Beijing Motor Show.

Local product is necessary partly because of high import taxes on foreign-made vehicles.


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