Indian Autos Blog recently interviewed Nagesh Basavanahalli, Managing Director of Chrysler India Automotive Private Limited (which includes the Chennai, India technical center, with around 1,000 employees). The facilities were set up in 2007, under Cerberus. Full interview and a rundown on Jeep and Fiat in India today. Mr. Basavanahalli said that the Chennai technical center had played a major role in both the 2011 and 2014 Grand Cherokee, in the development of various components, particularly in the interior and electrical system; and that they now had “around 60% of the workload for computer simulation.” Regarding the upcoming “B-SUV,” Basavanahalli said that they did not have a name settled yet, but it would be “a brand new platform, and because the work is just beginning and a lot of the things are on the drawing board, I would not like to get into the details. ... The Jeep platform is very special to us. The Jeep..
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