Remember that Romney ad lying about Jeep production in China? Maybe not such a lie…

From the Detroit News – http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130114/AUTO04/301140373/Chrysler-build-Jeeps-China?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE<

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the automaker plans to build some Jeeps in China for the local market — and later, in Russia.

“As part of our global expansion of the Jeep brand, there are some cars — that because of the price position in the market — can never be made in the U.S. and exported,” Marchionne told reporters on the sidelines of the North American International Auto Show. “We’re going to be announcing the first step in the globalization of Jeep (in China). There’s another one that’s going to come in Russia. These things are part of a natural process of expansion.”

If you’ll recall, the mistake Romney made was in claiming that ALL Jeep production was moving to China. Spellchek covered this story back in November – https://spellchek.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/did-romney-lie-in-his-ad-about-jeep-production-moving-to-china-or-is-the-uaw-and-the-obama-campaign-not-telling-you-the-whole-truth/.

CEO Sergio Marchionne felt obligated to send out a company e-mail in response to the charge from Romney. He said this.

“I feel obliged to unambiguously restate our position: Jeep production will not be moved from the United States to China.”

From the same e-mail he said this.

“Together, we are working to establish a global enterprise and previously announced our intent to return Jeep production to China, the world’s largest auto market, in order to satisfy local market demand, which would not otherwise be accessible.”

Perhaps now that the Presidential campaign is over, Marchionne feels it’s OK to reiterate what he had already alluded to previously but the press, and the UAW in particular, had no interest in reporting. Jeep production is moving to China. Just not all of it.

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2 comments

  1. Conservatives on Fire · January 14, 2013

    Why isn’t the UAW screeming bloody murder? They know better, don’t they?

    “…that because of the price position in the market — can never be made in the U.S. and exported”

    That, my friend, is the sad truth. America has priced itself out of the market. If we had a different president; one who cared about America, we could get rid of costly and useless regulation, reduce corporate tax rates, eliminate capital gain taxes, and develop an eergy policy that made the US not only independent on foreign energy but also promote converting all transportation to using natural gas instead of gasoline and diesel; all of which would help make us more competitive. As things are, we will have to wait until the rest of the world runs out of cheap labor.

    Think Switzerland!

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