(Toledo, OH) An automaking era comes to an end today in Toledo.
The last of the current Jeep Wrangler model will roll off the assembly line at the Toledo Supplier Park, ending a production run that began in 2006 and was only interrupted for an extended period by Chrysler's 2009 bankruptcy.
That was when the four-door Jeep Wrangler model was introduced alongside the iconic two-door version. Since then, according to AutoWeek magazine, production of the four-door versions outnumber the two-doors by more than 2-to-1.
The Stickney Avenue plant will be retooled to produce Jeep's new Wrangler-based pickup truck starting next year. More than 500 autoworkers will be laid off for the next year while the plant is set up for the new vehicle.
Production of the Wrangler has been moved to the Toledo Jeep assembly complex along I-75.