Friday, November 2, 2012

Chrysler CEO, gets Romney about 'wrong' Jeep show

By Joseph Szczesny, the Detroit Bureau

Despite its desire to declare battle, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has candidate Mitt Romney, found did respond to a number of comments and political ads by GOP drawn into battle as he from the this year's presidential election the CEO known as "inaccurate".

The Italian Marchionne made it sent staff clearly in a note to Chrysler that statements and advertising of Republican presidential candidate suggested Mitt Romney, which the company Jeep production from their Assembly moving complex in Toledo, Ohio, after China would simply not true.

"Chrysler Group jeep at the heart of the public debate have become production plans for the brand", said in the statement, which was released to the media, also the CEO of Chrysler.

The domestic auto industry is a central topic of debate between President Barack Obama, who Motors approved the largest share of a Government bailout of $84 billion of Chrysler and General, and Romney against the rescue effort argue his Republican rival - but tries to claim that he helped to save the two makers, also with the requirement of a 'structured' insolvency has become.

For his part, Marchionne has tried to circumvent the ongoing debate and in his note he continues to insist, that he wanted to avoid, involved in the policy, insisting, "I am the farthest things from a politician." "I manufacture and sell cars."

But the latest flap over the Detroit makers a big campaign issue as candidates Obama and Romney place on Ohio, a State that has become by many as likely to determine who will occupy the White House after January of next year inauguration.

Romney started with the ads in Ohio wanted to move statement Chrysler Jeep production to China. Analysts described the show in part Romney the efforts of the State central 18 electoral votes from President Barack Obama levers.

Obama the support of the 2009 auto bailout was central to its efforts to support in Ohio, aiming especially among workers.

"I feel obliged to reaffirm our position clearly: Jeep production is not the United States to China, moved" Marchionne wrote. "Jeep assembly lines in the United States in operation remain and form the backbone of the brand." … "It is wrong to claim something else."

In contrary to the claims in the Republican show, Marchionne said North American production significantly for Chrysler goal to sell 800,000 Jeep vehicles by 2014.

He said "In fact, U.S. production our jeep models nearly tripled since 2009 to keep pace with global demand".

Production of Jeep models is expected to be 185 percent this year, and if nothing Chrysler quickly moves production to the flagship Jeep plant in Detroit with the addition which expanded second and third since 2009 Chrysler bailout.

Chrysler jeeps in China is planning, but has only the domestic market (Chinese) to produce for distribution, the maker said. In fact, virtually every major automaker works to avoid production facilities in China critical hefty import duties now.

The announcement by Chrysler, which Chinese jeeps would be built, was initially incorrectly reported in this country, and despite a subsequent correction in the media, the Romney campaign has run further with the inaccurate information.

In his statement of Marchionne said: "We also invest to improve and expand our entire U.S. business, including our jeep facilities." The numbers tell the story. "We invest more than 1.7 billion $ to develop and produce the next generation of Jeep SUV, the successor to the Jeep Liberty - including $500 million directly to tool and expand our Toledo Assembly complex and will be adding about 1,100 jobs to a second shift until 2013."

"In the our Jefferson North Assembly plant, where we build the Jeep Grand Cherokee, we have created 2,000 jobs since June 2009 and have more than 1.8 billion $ invested."

Marchionne said that with the increased demand for Chrysler vehicles, in particular Jeep branded vehicles, more than 11,200 jobs in the United States were added since 2009.

Plants produce Jeep have branded vehicles alone saw more than 9,300 hourly jobs from 4,700 to grow the number of people who invested in the success of the brand Jeep. This will increase by an additional 1,100 as the successor to liberty, which will be produced in Toledo, for the global

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