TOLEDO -- Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown held a rally Monday alongside Toledo auto workers and community members to launch an effort to keep Jeep Wrangler production in the Glass City.
FIAT Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said in early October that a future model of the popular Wrangler may undergo a signifcant redesign. A new unibody platform would likely feature smaller and turbocharged engines and include an aluminum body. The features would mean production of the Wranglerwould move from its current location in north Toledo because the plant is not equipped to handle such production and plant changes needed would be too costly.
More than 6,000 workers in the Toledo-area contribute to Chryslers Toledo North Assembly's production of the Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee models.
In the days following Marchionne's comments, Brown and U.S. Rep Marcy Kaptur wrote a letter to the Chrysler head urging him to maintain production of the Wrangler and preserve jobs in Toledo.
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