Next Jeep Wrangler Will Stay Body-On-Frame, Aluminum Still Possible

Rumors that the next Jeep Wrangler, slated step on the scene in 2017, will switch to aluminum unibody construction and be assembled somewhere other than the longstanding Toledo, Ohio factory, have been squashed. Mostly. » 10/24/14 9:42am 10/24/14 9:42am

Chrysler kills Ohio dealership "Imported From Toledo" spin-off

Pumped up like only local car dealers can get, the braintrust of Jeep salesmen in the greater Toledo area came up with their own spin on Chrysler's "Imported from Detroit" tagline: "Imported from Toledo." But now Chrysler wants to spike it.
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Security Video Of The Violent Chicken McNugget Rampage Incident

Melodi Dushane, 25, pulled up to a Toledo-area McDonald's at 6:30 a.m. on New Year's Day demanding McNuggets. Told of McDonald's breakfast-lunch barrier, Dushane tried to order a side of McWhoopAss instead. Here's the just-released crazy video. » 8/10/10 9:45am 8/10/10 9:45am

Deadly Tornado Claims Dodge Viper, SRT10 Ram

The devastating tornado that killed seven in Ohio this weekend also mangled this Dodge Viper and what appears to be an SRT10 Dodge Ram. The exposed red valve covers are hard to look at. (Hat tip to John M. Winters) » 6/07/10 1:30pm 6/07/10 1:30pm

Jalopnik-Powered Toyota Celica Back Up And Running In The Early Morning…

Some heroic late-night wrenching — and a quick trip an hour north to Detroit — after yesterday's disastrous loss of a front wheel » 9/14/08 11:30am 9/14/08 11:30am — has helped the get back on the track here at the Toledo-Detroit LeMons race. intern Andy Didorosi was at the helm when the Celica (and its Swedish roof) hit the track again around 6:30…

Jeep Suppliers Get JIT All Over The Assembly Line


Jeep's newest assembly line in Toledo, the one that's opening today to make the 2007 Jeep Wrangler and four-door Wrangler Unlimited, is money when it comes to the JIT. That's Just-In-Time — the inventory strategy whereby parts are stocked and ordered only as needed and it's the way things've been done with suppliers… » 8/28/06 1:26pm 8/28/06 1:26pm

Jeep Parkway Plant Soon to Close

A man who's most likely seen an amount of faces numbering in the hundreds of thousands and if they had a brain in their heads, rocked them all, a.k.a. Andy Wendler, sent over a bit from the Toledo blade regarding the shutdown of America's oldest continuously-operation auto plant, Jeep Parkway. With the expansion of… » 6/27/06 12:45am 6/27/06 12:45am

Read My Lips DaimlerChrysler: No New Taxes From The Supreme Court


Tax incentives, and any economic development tool, are one of the messy things folks don't like to talk about much. Politicos love to talk about the results (jobs, jobs, jobs) from the various economic development tools but none of 'em want to really get into the nitty-gritty details on what these toolsets are (tax… » 5/15/06 3:40pm 5/15/06 3:40pm

Watch Out for that Mule: Pre-production 2007 Dodge Nitro Runs Stop…

Preprare for a spate of "smashing debut" jokes. A 2007 Dodge Nitro driven by a DaimlerChrysler employee blew a stop sign in Toledo yesterday and smashed into the back of a semi. No one was injured but the yet-to-be launched Dodge SUV, which suffered a bruised fascia, was inadvertantly outed in production trim by the… » 5/13/06 7:17am 5/13/06 7:17am

Holy Toledo: DaimlerChrysler Commits to Dodge Nitro

DaimlerChrysler is investing $600 million in its Toledo North Assembly Plant, which will host its first non-Jeep assembly — the Liberty-based Dodge Nitro SUV. The plant will be expanded by 160,000 square feet and get a team of 150 new robots, all in the name of increasing the plant's flexibility to multiple products… » 11/29/05 9:08pm 11/29/05 9:08pm