Chrysler aims to sell 40,000 units in China this year

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

While many analysts keep wondering when Chinese automakers will come the U.S., American automakers keep getting bullish on their goals for selling vehicles in the world’s largest automotive markets.

According to Mike Manley, who heads Chrysler’s Jeep brand and international operations, Chrysler Group LLC expects to sell 40,000 vehicles in China this year, up from 31,000 in 2010.

Manley said that Chrysler is ‘aggressively’ exploring the possibility of having Fiat’s China joint venture add local production of Jeep vehicles in the world’s largest auto market.

Manley said that Jeep will add 50 new dealers in China this year, adding onto the current total of 70.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News