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Oct 9, 2014 5:44 PM

Chrysler reiterates challenge for Ohio Jeep plant

The Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Ohio's governor office says Chrysler insists that continuing to build the Jeep Wrangler in the state will be a challenge.

The automaker is considering moving production of the Wrangler out of Toledo so it can be constructed with an aluminum body to meet new government gas-mileage standards.

Chrysler says revamping the Wrangler plant in Toledo would be too costly.

A group led by Toledo's mayor along with Ohio officials met with Chrysler officials Thursday.

A spokesman for Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) says Chrysler told the group that the new federal fuel-efficiency standards are putting enormous pressure on automakers.

Kasich's spokesman also says there weren't any discussions of reductions in the company's Toledo workforce.


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