Chrysler Reaffirms Jeep Production Not Going to China, Despite Romney Claims
Chrysler's CEO says there is no move to China for Jeep
For the second time in about a week, Chrysler let its employees know that the company is not moving production of Jeep to China.
Chrysler's CEO Sergio Marchionne emailed employees yesterday to tell them again that the company is not moving Jeep vehicle production from Detroit to the Far East.
Rumor of the move seems to have started after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said to a crowd in Ohio that he read an article saying Chrysler was moving "all production to China." Because, like many things Romney has said, this was not true, Chrysler posted a blog that day to reject the statement. And just for good measure, the company's CEO sent out an email yesterday.
"I feel obliged to unambiguously restate our position: Jeep production will not be moved from the United States to China," Marchionne told employees by email.
The Romney campaign has since aired an ad saying that Chrysler is considering making Jeeps in China, which Chrysler has said.