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March 18, 1999 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, retailing reporter
Some companies use fashion to sell their cars. One car company's new plan is to use its cars to sell fashion. DaimlerChrysler's Jeep is lending its name to an array of macho-esque soft goods that the company will market as reflective of its tough-guy line of vehicles. Already in specialty luggage stores is a new line of Jeep luggage. In May, the company will license professional apparel for the first time with two lines of men's neckties, Jeep Classic and Jeep Jamboree.
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August 3, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler unit said it was recalling about 832,500 Jeep Liberty sport utility vehicles to fix a steering part. The front suspension lower ball joints on 2002 to 2006 Liberty SUVs will be replaced, the automaker said in a statement. The part can experience excessive wear and in extreme cases may separate, causing a loss of steering control, Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Chrysler said.
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BUSINESS
April 28, 2001 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
DaimlerChrysler, desperate for a hit new vehicle for its aging Jeep lineup, on Friday unwrapped the production version of the 2002 Liberty it will launch next month to replace its 18-year-old Cherokee. Company executives say they expect the new model's car-like suspension and contemporary looks to attract younger, hipper buyers and boost the brand's appeal to women, who now buy less than half of all Jeeps. Analysts say the Jeep division may be the best hope U.S.
AUTOS
November 9, 2005 | DAN NEIL
YOU might expect me to object to the 2 1/2 -ton Jeep Commander Limited 4x4 on the grounds of its in-the-teens fuel economy. You would be wrong. I wouldn't drive this thing if gas were free and I got 72 virgins with every fill-up. As we say in the South: Dang, she's ugly.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
New Jeep Plant Opens: Chrysler Corp. opened a $1-billion assembly plant in downtown Detroit, trying to increase production of a crucial new Jeep and help fuel a recovery at the nation's No. 3 auto maker. The state-of-the-art Jefferson North plant uses staggered loading docks to speed delivery of parts to the assembly line.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Chrysler May Build Jeep Plant in Vietnam: Chrysler Corp. is working on a plan to produce its Jeep Cherokee vehicle in Vietnam once the U.S. trade embargo is lifted, Automotive News said. The weekly trade publication quoted La Ngoc Khue, vice minister of transport and communications, as saying Chrysler "has been very active" in establishing Jeep production, most probably in Hanoi.
BUSINESS
December 25, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Firm Offers Antiperspirant to Jeep Workers: A consumer products company offered to donate 35 cases of its deodorant to Jeep workers asked to stop using antiperspirants because the flakes were damaging auto paint jobs. However, a Chrysler Corp. spokesman said it probably would not accept the donation of Ban Clear from Bristol-Myers Products Division without further information about the antiperspirant's impact on Chrysler's Jeeps.
NEWS
June 20, 2001 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are four ways to get to this tiny settlement high in the mountains of Tajikistan: You can travel by foot, donkey or horse, but the fastest, most reliable way is to go by Goat. The Goat--or Kozyol--is not the four-legged kind, but a four-wheel-drive. It is an affectionate Russian nickname for a gritty, go-anywhere, Soviet-designed jeep as reliable as it is ugly.
BUSINESS
April 28, 2001 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
DaimlerChrysler, desperate for a hit new vehicle for its aging Jeep lineup, on Friday unwrapped the production version of the 2002 Liberty it will launch next month to replace its 18-year-old Cherokee. Company executives say they expect the new model's car-like suspension and contemporary looks to attract younger, hipper buyers and boost the brand's appeal to women, who now buy less than half of all Jeeps. Analysts say the Jeep division may be the best hope U.S.
BUSINESS
January 5, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
DaimlerChrysler said it will stop building the Jeep Cherokee, the 18-year-old model that helped make sport-utilities the vehicle of choice for affluent U.S. consumers. The third-biggest auto maker in the U.S. said it will stop building the Cherokee by midyear, shortly after it introduces the Liberty, a smaller sport-utility vehicle. The Liberty will be built at the company's new Toledo North assembly plant in Ohio, just down the road from where the Cherokee and Jeep Wrangler are now built.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1999 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, retailing reporter
Some companies use fashion to sell their cars. One car company's new plan is to use its cars to sell fashion. DaimlerChrysler's Jeep is lending its name to an array of macho-esque soft goods that the company will market as reflective of its tough-guy line of vehicles. Already in specialty luggage stores is a new line of Jeep luggage. In May, the company will license professional apparel for the first time with two lines of men's neckties, Jeep Classic and Jeep Jamboree.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1998 | DONALD W. NAUSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When DaimlerChrysler Corp. unveils its Jeep Commander concept vehicle today in advance of the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show, it will fall short of the ambitious goal set two years ago to develop a revolutionary electric vehicle with a fuel cell powered by gasoline. The fuel-cell system in the Commander doesn't work, although DaimlerChrysler vows it will fix the problem in a few months. The car at the L.A. show, which runs Jan.
BUSINESS
July 29, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Chrysler Corp. said it will invest $1.2 billion in a new Jeep assembly plant and existing facilities in Toledo, Ohio, ending months of speculation about the future of Jeep production there. Under a deal struck with state and local officials, Chrysler said it will build a new, 1.1-million-square-foot assembly plant next to its Stickney Avenue plant on Toledo's north side.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Chrysler May Build Jeep Plant in Vietnam: Chrysler Corp. is working on a plan to produce its Jeep Cherokee vehicle in Vietnam once the U.S. trade embargo is lifted, Automotive News said. The weekly trade publication quoted La Ngoc Khue, vice minister of transport and communications, as saying Chrysler "has been very active" in establishing Jeep production, most probably in Hanoi.
BUSINESS
July 10, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Chrysler to Cut Jeep Cherokee Price: Chrysler Corp. moved aggressively to strengthen its position in the hot-selling sport-utility vehicle market, announcing price cuts on 1993 Jeep Cherokees that average 5.1%. The reductions will range from $647 to $2,209, making the base Cherokee price from $12,137 to $14,632. The sport-utility segment of the U.S. auto market has been strong at a time when overall sales have been sluggish.
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