Obama to visit 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevy Volt, 2011 Explorer plants on Friday

US President Barack Obama looks at the Chevrolet Volt

After Barack Obama’s latest trip to Detroit, where he had the chance to pose with the Chevrolet Volt, the president will now get his second chance at checking out the new Volt as he makes a trip through several auto plants to illustrate the industry’s return to profitability after a government funded bailout.

The White House said that Obama will head down to Michigan on Friday and will make his first stop at Chrysler’s Jefferson North Jeep plant, which is currently building redesigned 2011 Grand Cherokee. He will then head over to GM’s Hamtramck assembly facility, where the automaker is readying the launch of the Chevrolet Volt. On Aug. 5, Obama will head down to Chicago to visit the Ford plant, which currently builds the Taurus and will start making the new 2011 Explorer.

“Just over a year after President Obama made tough decisions to save Chrysler and GM, these companies are returning to profitability, hiring workers and keeping plants open,” said the White House. “And because of the steps the Administration and Congress have taken with Cash for Clunkers and the Recovery Act, the industry overall is strengthening.”

– By: Omar Rana

Source: White House