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2019 Jeep Cherokee appears at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, USA January 16, 2018.
Fiat Chrysler pushes its red-hot Jeep mark in a higher gear with a large production expansion
"All these vehicles will be opened to our export markets," he said.
As part of the expansion, Fiat Chrysler will also start building plug-in hybrid and fully electric versions of Jeep models, although initial demand may be limited due to low gas prices. If it changes in the next few years and the gas price rises, Manley says Fiat Chrysler will be ready to expand the production of green Jeep models.
Last year, Fiat Chrysler sold under 1 million Jeeps in the United States, an increase of 17 percent while automotive sales were generally fractured.