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Old 08-21-2017, 09:03 PM   #1
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A Chinese company wants to buy FCA and if they do.....Jeep goes with it.
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They are already owned by FCA which is headquartered in London

Also, they have only been producing stupid vehicles for the past ~5 years, so ask yourself this question: Does it really matter in the long run??
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They'll probably look like this:


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Also, they have only been producing stupid vehicles for the past ~5 years
Yeah...
I like my XJ but i realize its 20 years old. But if you look at the new vehicles, I'd almost rather get a Patriot which is simply a cheaper compass.
the new Cherokee is Just a lifted "4x4" (sometimes) Dodge Dart.

Now they keep pushing back the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer but they think they are going to get into the ~100k market with those.

Most interesting vehicle ive seen them come up with in the last few years? that Renegade pickup concept. As much of a 'meme Jeep' as the Renegade is, I'd actually buy the **** out of that truck.
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That new Ford bronco looks cool.
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That new Ford bronco looks cool.
This!




Ford is also bringing back the Ranger too!
Me? I see a 2018 Ford Raptor in my future!
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Ford is also bringing back the Ranger too!
Me? I see a 2018 Ford Raptor in my future!
You don't know how bad I want that thing.
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I dunno about that thing. Looks like an FJ Cruiser, to me at least. Kinda like a Raptor had a bastard child with an Expedition. Plus I think about the only Bronco I'd ever want is the old school ones from the late 60's-early 70's.

I'd rock a K5 all day long, though. Just have never been much of a Ford guy.
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They'll probably look like this:


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It already does:

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Surprised that I havent seen the real Chinese XJ posted yet...

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Ford is also bringing back the Ranger too!
Me? I see a 2018 Ford Raptor in my future!
That's a photochop someone made based on a Raptor. I thought the new Bronco was supposed to look like this:



Dana just confirmed Ford placed a large order for solid front axles for the Bronco. I'm not a Ford fan in general, but I have to admit that's a good looking truck if that's actually the design.
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This actually might be good news for Jeep. Daimler and Fiat both wanted Chrysler and Jeep as a domestic market in which to repackage their own designs, watering down the brand with weird European crap. A Chinese company probably will not want to do that. Instead, what they likely want to do is buy a strong American brand to make American cars of American design, built in America. As far as Jeep goes, they'll sit back as an investor and let Jeep do what Jeep does best while enjoying the profits.

But that's only half of it. Chinese manufacturers have wanted to sell cars in the US for years, but they have two big problems. One is that they can't pass the safety regulations. By buying Chrysler, they can buy engineering expertise.

The more important problem is that they have no distribution here, and setting up a distribution network of something as large as an automobile is difficult and expensive. It's a huge barrier to entry for Chinese, Indian and other foreign auto makers. But if they buy Chrysler, they can piggyback their own cars on the Chrysler transports.

So what you should expect to see is a Dodge/Jeep/Chrysler/Great Wall dealership, with a lot next to the Jeeps full of Havals, Coolbears, Wingles and Voleexes. Surely they'll change those names for the American market, but maybe not. The important thing is that you won't see a Coolbear reskinned as a Jeep. The Chinese really want to build their own brand recognition instead.
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This actually might be good news for Jeep. Daimler and Fiat both wanted Chrysler and Jeep as a domestic market in which to repackage their own designs, watering down the brand with weird European crap. A Chinese company probably will not want to do that. Instead, what they likely want to do is buy a strong American brand to make American cars of American design, built in America. As far as Jeep goes, they'll sit back as an investor and let Jeep do what Jeep does best while enjoying the profits.

But that's only half of it. Chinese manufacturers have wanted to sell cars in the US for years, but they have two big problems. One is that they can't pass the safety regulations. By buying Chrysler, they can buy engineering expertise.

The more important problem is that they have no distribution here, and setting up a distribution network of something as large as an automobile is difficult and expensive. It's a huge barrier to entry for Chinese, Indian and other foreign auto makers. But if they buy Chrysler, they can piggyback their own cars on the Chrysler transports.

So what you should expect to see is a Dodge/Jeep/Chrysler/Great Wall dealership, with a lot next to the Jeeps full of Havals, Coolbears, Wingles and Voleexes. Surely they'll change those names for the American market, but maybe not. The important thing is that you won't see a Coolbear reskinned as a Jeep. The Chinese really want to build their own brand recognition instead.
^This, given how much Fiat and Daimler screwed up Jeep/Chrysler corp. in general, I can't imagine the Chinese would do any worse and may actually improve things.
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They'll probably look like this:


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Now JunK owners will have a valid excuse for making them look as stupid as a F&F movie car. "Yo dawg check out my color changing LED light bar and halos! Got that StreetGlow Under car neon and rocklights to boot!!" Dude...your "jeep" now looks like a rolling Elton John concert.
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Now JunK owners will have a valid excuse for making them look as stupid as a F&F movie car. "Yo dawg check out my color changing LED light bar and halos! Got that StreetGlow Under car neon and rocklights to boot!!" Dude...your "jeep" now looks like a rolling Elton John concert.

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