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.