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Fri Jul 29, 2022, 02:06 PM

Jeep Is Closing Its Only Factory in China

Jeep Is Closing Its Only Factory in China

Stellantis blames increased meddling by local politicians in the Chinese Communist Party for the decision.

By Andy Kalmowitz
24 minutes ago

Stellanis is shutting down its only Jeep factory in China — the largest car market in the world. It’s reportedly due to increased meddling by local politicians.

According to Bloomberg, the automaker is implementing an “asset-light” strategy in China because of concerns that rising political tensions between that country and the rest of the world could lead to sanctions.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2022, 03:09 PM

1. Time was components were developed and manufactured in house, or by a subsidiary

Cars made of components like assembling leggos is no way to make a vehicle. Good manufacturers develop and make their own engines, transmissions, major components. It's an element of quality.

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Fri Jul 29, 2022, 05:21 PM

2. Why doesn't Boeing make it's own engines then?

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Response to MichMan (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 29, 2022, 05:41 PM

3. Who knows. Perhaps historical, perhaps liability reasons. $$$ barriers to entry. /nt

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