• Oct 15, 2008
No other brand is as patriotic as Jeep, boasting the WWII-era General Purpose military vehicle that helped win the war for the Allies. As it stands, current Jeeps are all U.S. made, with the Grand Cherokee and Commander hailing from the Detroit area, the Wrangler and Liberty being assembled in Toledo, Ohio and the Patriot and Compass coming from Illinois. That all seems set to change, though, as rumors swirl regarding India's Argentum Motors being tapped to build some of the SUVs abroad. Before everyone gets too upset, consider that Jeeps have been built in many other countries in the past, with even the classic Wrangler coming from Canada for a time. What this means for American jobs, though, we don't know. Colonel Bhagwati Prasad Suman from Argentum Motors suggests that any automaker building vehicles in India will save at least 15-percent in costs as compared to the United States. This being the case, we wouldn't be at all shocked if the rumors were true and if more such announcements were made in the future.

[Source: Carscoop]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Wasn't the 98 Grand Cherokee built in Germany ?
      Tracy
      • 6 Years Ago
      This boils down to ONLY one thing......CORPORATE GREED!!!!! The suits don't care WHO makes them....as long as they're getting richer. Sending to India to save 15% WILL NOT lower the sticker price of each vehicle by 15% as it should. The prices will stay the same. So where do you think that 15% goes? That's right......to the corporate suits, not the market.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The CEOs just don't get it do they? NO jobs in the USA... NO sales in the USA. How many years did they go to school to be a CEO??? It seems like most of them just bankrupt the company they work for.
      Gale Maycock
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think the person in this blog that said we need a third party may be correct. However, our money is backed by metal, gold, platinun, siver, irridium, titaniun, in a sense. Our coins are still made out of silver to some extent and in bad times like these, even if the price of Gold does fluctuate, people are still investing in precious metals. You can't go wrong by owning some valuable gold coins with not only historical value backing them but the actual melt down price also.
      Mike
      • 6 Years Ago
      Someones and idiot Jeep is owned by Chysler not Ford KlassiKars
      • 6 Years Ago
      Umm the Hyundai i10 which is supposed to be going stateside is made in india and exported to countries like South Africa, Australia and a host of other small nations. It is "Made in India", i fear and has won accolades in its own segment.

      The Renault Logan, Mahindra Scorpio getaway, Royal Enfields (export version) are all made in india, and sold abroad.
      sharon
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cheap Jeeps??????????? Whats next?
      Gourd Fords? (from South America)...(you get what I am TRYING to say, I hope AND I apologize). Lets just face it...America has been sold, now we just have to wait for the last American to leave and remind them to turn off the lights when they do leave. BUT, WHERE are we suppose to go? Maybe as a nation we are truly homeless already!
      Mike Chan
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thats just great another American company sending more work overseas that will help put more Americans out of jobs so that the overpaid CEOs can inprove their income for the last years that they will have to work at the cost of other Americans, this should be against the law unless there isn't a company here that doesn't do that job.But if we stay this course that won't be all that long.American copmanys that send jobs overseas should be taxed at a 65 to 70% and then should be boycotted by every American forcing them to take care of their own and CEOs that run companys into the ground should have their income and savings that were ill gotton in the first place siezed by the goverment and paid to the unemployed that they left on the curbside.
      • 6 Years Ago
      thats cheap
        • 6 Years Ago
        Jeep is already built in various countries all over the world. In Brazil, it is a Ford product! In Colombia, built by Willco. Whats new?? Can't say I blame them for wanting to find a plant where they can keep out the unions.
        tracie
        • 6 Years Ago
        All these car companies and major corporations would be crazy not to leave our country. They are going to have to pay more taxes here in the U.S. when Obama becomes president. Why would they want to stay here.
      Scott
      • 6 Years Ago
      Having a savings of 15% is just wonderful for the world market. The loss of jobs in America to foreign countries, especially overseas, will probably mean a 95% inability for Americans to buy this product. Every job lost effects hundreds of jobs in every field. If you close a factory, everyone that supported that factory will be effected, as well as their surrounding communities. America, we have driven the world economy with our desire for cheep goods at a loss of our ability to produce anything within our borders. Do you wonder why we are in an economic meltdown? History shows jobs drive our economy, people need to make a living wage. ( having the ability to house and feed their families) Wake up, America needs jobs! Create those new jobs here. Those at the top should realize that when there is no bottom ( no one with the ability to buy your product) there is no top and they can benifit more with America buying their product.
      Tracy
      • 6 Years Ago
      300mark.......just WHERE are you getting your information?!?!
      A bit over-dramatized, don't you think? $45-$50 an hour??? Overtime, yeah.....but the companies (mine included) have not been scheduling overtime. Not for a LONG time!!
      As for striking "every other day", we've not had a strike for well over a decade. Strikes are the exception TO the rule, NOT the rule.
      We ARE getting paid the $25-$30 an hour you speak of. Not sure who you talked to that's making the 40-50 per hour straight time.
      Your blatherings about the pension is way off base. Totally untrue and laughable. I'm not even responding here. It sounds like you are trying to audition/apply for a job with a tabloid magazine! They TOO try to pass off ridiculous over-the-top garbage as fact.
      Sad thing is that people ACTUALLY believe EVERYTHING those tabloids tell them.

      GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT!!!
      jeff
      • 6 Years Ago
      If the automakers save 15 % by building their vehicles in India,does that mean they will also be charging 15 % less? I highly doubt it.
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