One millionth Jeep Wrangler JK produced

Posted on May 22, 2013 by
The one millionth Jeep Wrangler JK rolls off the production line in Ohio.

The one millionth JK rolls off the production line in Ohio.

A car that is popular with desert driving enthusiasts in our region, the one-millionth Wrangler based on the current JK platform – introduced in 2007 – has just rolled off the production line at Chrysler’s Assembly Complex in Toledo, Ohio.

Mauro Pino, Chrysler Group’s Vice President of Vehicle Assembly Operations, and Dan Henneman, Jeep Unit Chairman of UAW Local 12, drove the black 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition, bound for a customer in Sarasota, Florida, off the final line to the applause of employees.

“Every Jeep Wrangler sold to customers around the world is born in Toledo, Ohio,” said Pino. “Since this facility opened eight years ago, the Toledo workforce has built every one of those million vehicles with pride, passion and a focus on quality. We all look forward to building the next million.”

Named after what is said to be America’s most demanding off-road trail, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition has been called the most capable Jeep production vehicle ever. The special-order limited-production vehicle is loaded with hardcore off-road equipment for its enthusiasts including the Rock-Trac 4×4 system with 4:10 axle ratio and next-generation Dana front axle.

Connected under one roof with the North Plant, where the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be built this year, the Toledo Assembly Complex’s Supplier Park began production of the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited in 2006. Located on the same site as the former Stickney Plant, the complex includes body and chassis operations, produced in partnership with suppliers Kuka and Mobis, respectively.

The Stickney Plant was built in 1942 and nearly two decades later, was converted to produce the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The facility became the Toledo Assembly Plant when Chrysler Corporation acquired American Motors Corporation (AMC) in August 1987.

 

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