Jeep Wrangler and Liberty sales have determined Chrysler Group to keep the Toledo Assembly complex running during the Christmas holidays in order to meet demand.
Workers willing to give up the break between Christmas and New Year’s will operate in the two plants forming the complex. “Because Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Liberty demand around the world is very high, this plan will allow the company to satisfy a portion of that demand,” Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson was quoted as saying by Automotive News.
She added that the Wrangler plant will operate with only one of its regular two shifts. The two Toledo plants will be the only assembly plants belonging to Chrysler, Ford or GM that will function between the holidays, according to spokesmen from all three automakers.
In the first 11 months of this year, U.S. sales of the Wrangler increased 29 percent to 111,045. The inventory for the popular off-roader was 24,900 units on December 1, which accounts for a 67-day supply. Jeep Liberty sales rose 36 percent to 60,523 through November, with 9,700 units in inventory on December 1, a 46-day supply.