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Oh Where Oh Where Will Our Jeep Be Built – Car Business On The Job

Does anyone really know where the Compass and Patriot replacement will be built for Right Hand Drive markets?

Our best guess is Mexico, as we’ve had RHD vehicles from there previously. Don’t be concerned if it comes from Brazil – worldwide quality of mass produced vehicles has improved dramatically as manufacturers ‘implant’ their technologies and ‘use’ locally sourced cheap labour to run the plants.

Sidebar, one of the reasons that Australia will soon be devoid of car manufacturing is that our labour rates and conditions are just too expensive to build a car versus the competition from South America, Korea, Thailand and the like.

Courtesy of our colleagues at Indian Auto Blog and Car News China, Jeep’s upcoming compact crossover, internally known as the ‘Jeep 551’ and commonly referred to as the ‘Jeep C-SUV’ has been spied testing in China. The fresh spy shots show some exterior details and give a peek at the dashboard of the Jeep 551.

The Jeep 551 will be a common replacement of the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot as production of the first generation Jeep Compass and first generation Jeep Patriot will end in December. To tap as many global markets as possible, Jeep will make a right-hand version also.

The Jeep C-SUV will look somewhat similar to the Jeep Grand Cherokee. It will be based on the Fiat 500X and theJ eep Renegade‘s small-wide front-wheel drive platform. Engine options and transmission choices will reportedly be 2.0-liter Tigershark petrol and a 170 hp 2.0-liter MultiJet II diesel and 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic respectively.

Brazil, Mexico, China, India – Where will Ours be built?

The Jeep C-SUV’s production will start at FCA’s new Pernambuco assembly plant in Brazil in late-September, and following its world premiere at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show in November, it will have its U.S. debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show the same month and enter production in Toluca, Mexico on 30 January 2017.

U.S. sales of the Jeep 551 will commence in early 2017.

Every article I write is targeted at providing as much information for car owners and prospective car buyers.

Above anything else, Car Business is a company that provides automotive advice for car owners who don’t have access to experts. Am I an expert? I’ve been in the car business for over 38 years, and while there are areas where I’ll reach out to friends and acquaintances for advice, I’ve got a pretty good grasp of most aspects of the business. I’ve been called a lot of things in my time – Car Doctor, Car Professor or The Car Guru, but whenever someone wants some sensible advice, they call me.

I don’t charge for advice, whether it’s on the phone, via email or face to face. I’m happy to provide my expertise whenever I can. So if you want to chat to The Car Guru, get in touch.

I have access to good quality cars – you can see them on Cars Guide. Just click here [Cars Guide] to view our current stock of vehicles.

Other parts of my business that you may find the need to use from time to time are: This is an online spare parts store for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Volkswagen and Isuzu Ute. I’ve got thousands of mechanical and panel parts plus Mopar (Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Alfa) T-Shirts, tyres, and alloy wheels as well. If you’re looking for a hard to get replacement part for any of these brands, or you just want to get a better price than retail on any car brand, let me know. And you won’t pay inflated replacement parts prices either. I’ve priced my stock at a discounted value to compete with the USA and Europe spare parts prices but with local delivery charges

We’re local agents for Williams Paint and Interior Protection as well as AutoGard and CleanGard car products and SunX window tinting. The Same story applies. This is an area that car dealers want to make an amazing amount of profit – up to 100% in some cases. Don’t get ripped off by the franchise car dealers – check us out for a local competitive price on car protection products, window tinting, and engine products.

I’m pleased to advise that in 2015 I was awarded the franchise for 1800Approved Finance. As a local finance company, we’re able to provide a better level of service than the local car dealers as well as pretty competitive rates. SO before you sign on the dotted line, let us compare rates on finance and insurance for you – no obligation. If you’re looking for finance for a new or used car, or any other worthwhile purpose, our company can assist – even if you’ve had some troubling financial issues.

BLOG – I write a new Blog for my website a couple of times a week. If you’d like to read some of the stories I’ve written just click here.

If you ever need that advice, reach out. My contact information is:

Phone:                   0418 748 498


Visit:                      226 Anzac Avenue Kippa-Ring Queensland (by appointment only)

Mail:                      PO Box 195 Clontarf Q 4019




Warm regards and remember to drive carefully


Bob Aldons


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