Chrysler in talks with partners - may build army Wranglers in India or more in Egypt - sale?

In recent weeks, the auto maker has had discussions with Tata Motors about having the company sell and possibly assemble Jeeps in India, these people said.

Separately, Chrysler has had talks about leasing one of its U.S. plants to produce cars for Italy's Fiat SpA, they said. Chrysler has been exploring alliances since it was acquired a year ago by Cerberus Capital Management LP, and has mapped out a deal to make trucks for Nissan Motor Co. Both sets of talks are preliminary and may not lead to deals, these people said.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121746811764099417.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Also of note is the Reuters comprehensive article:

Chrysler currently has a small joint venture in Cairo that has begun producing an armor-ready variant of the Wrangler called the J8, intended for use by troops.

Former auto execs speculate Jeep could be sold to a foreign company to raise capital:

An overseas partner for Chrysler "could end up with one of the great American automotive brands in Jeep," Meyers said.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/governmentFilingsNews/idUKN3015520080730

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India's Mahindra Classic shows that the Indian automaker is no stranger to the Jeep brand. Mahindra and Chrysler were previously partners in India.

 

J8 Sarge: Oh man, where to start?  This  ULTRA-COOL non-combat military support vehicle has a 116-inch sheelbase; Dana 60 rear axle set on leaf springs; a 2.8L turbodiesel engine; hood-mounted air intake snorkel; and much more.  It's made in Cairo, Egypt.

 

Jeep Wrangler

MUMBAI, India — Mahindra & Mahindra, India's leading manufacturer of sport-utility vehicles and pickups, reportedly is discussing the possible acquisition of the Jeep brand from Chrysler, even as it prepares to launch its vehicles in North America in mid-2009.

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- Just the KAT, thinking out loud again.

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economically - without the unions !

Sorry to say this will adversely affect Toledo. Looks to be that Tata Motors of India is gearing up to become a Wrangler exporter. Currently the Toledo plant exports the right hand drive and the diesel around the world. This export production is of a considerable percentage of daily production. How will Toledo's new leadership respond to this assault?

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If I buy a Jeep?

MikeyA

Well, Mikey technically yes but time will tell if our government bail out money will benefit Americans.

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they pressed out the parts here and assembled them in China.

Same thing could easily happen with Tata.

ta-ta,
Paul Liberty

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