First Chinese-Built Jeep Renegade Rolls Off Production Line

The Jeep Renegade is being launched in the vast Chinese market, with the first example rolling off the production line at the new Guangzhou plant of GAC Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Following the local production of the Cherokee back in October, the brand’s entry level model expands Jeep’s range in one of the most important markets for every manufacturer.

“Today is an important step in our strategy to expand the Jeep brand’s global presence and, equally important, it represents a further strengthening of the joint enterprise with our respected and valuable partner here in China, the GAC Group,” said Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

The new plant is a joint effort between GAC and FCA and has a production capacity of 160,000 vehicles per year. Located in the Panyu District, GAC FCA’s Guangzhou plant includes four cutting-edge workshops for stamping, welding, painting and general assembly and an independent Quality Assurance center.

Sales of the locally-built Jeep Renegade will begin with the model’s appearance at this year’s Beijing Motor Show in late April.

PHOTO GALLERY

  • Bo Hanan

    Last time I checked China doesn’t make any cars in the USA. Why are we making cars there?
    They want our Jeeps so that’s a given…

    • Matt

      China also doesn’t sell any cars in the USA, so….

2020 Ford Explorer Shows Its Face – And We’re Getting A Highlander Vibe

Ford is peeling away the heavy camouflage on its 2020 Explorer SUV.

Kawasaki Ninja-Powered Fiat Cinquecento Is Pure Madness On Wheels

The crazy project features a mid-mounted, 250 HP superbike engine that revs to 12,000 rpm.

2018 LA Auto Show: A-to-Z Guide To All The Product Launches

Join us for a tour of the Los Angeles Auto Show with a full guide to all the new cars.

Lamborghini Urus Nudges 190 Mph Without Breaking A Sweat

The Urus is quicker to 62 mph than the Gallardo LP560-4, and the video shows it almost hitting its top speed.

Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 Caught Testing Its 301 HP Turbo Four Engine

The performance-oriented crossover should benefit from many of the same improvements as the A35.

Lime Green Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe Is One Flamboyant Ride

That’s a Prior Design wide body kit, but, apart from the wrap, the rest of the car remains stock.

2019 Genesis G90 Spotted With Minimal Disguise, Superman-Like Grille

The facelifted Genesis G90 will be unveiled on November 27th.

Foreign Automakers Dominate List Of Worst Cars For 2018

Is the Fiat 500L really the worst car in America?.

McLaren Senna GTR Snapped On The Track Putting Its 2,205 Lbs Of Downforce To Work

The track-only Senna GTR has already been sold out despite its $1.4 million price tag.

Nissan Puts A Price Tag On 2019 Rogue Sport, Adds Optional ProPilot Assist

The Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite also becomes available, while the Rear Door Alert system is standard on all models.