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2013-08-15 10:09

CHANGE OF FORTUNE: Five years ago Chrysler’s North Assembly Plant was on the verge of being shutdown. In 2013, the factory has produced its five-millionth Jeep Grand Cherokee. Image: Jeep


Jeep has moved its Grand Cherokee range up by several notches and launched the results in South Africa with a round-trip drive from Jozi to the Cathedral Peak area of the Drakensberg. Images: JEEP.

DETROIT, Michigan — Workers at Chrysler’s North Assembly Plant in Detroit cheered as the automaker’s  five-millionth Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled off the production lines.

That's huge for a factory once at risk of closure when Fiat took over Chrysler in 2009.


Chrysler's vice-president of manufacturing told people at the plant: “The fact that we’re even standing here says a lot. You guys have stayed focused through the tough times. Our challenge now is to keep that focus and keep this vehicle at the top of the industry.”

The silver five-millionth Grand Cherokee will be donated to the United Service Organisation, a non-profit organisation that provides services and live entertainment to the US armed services and their families around the world.

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