The all-American Jeep Wranger will have Indian-made seats by mid-2009!
In a bid to source more parts from lower-cost countries like India and China, US-based carmaker Chrysler will soon start sourcing seats for its famous Jeep Wrangler, from Delhi-based Krishna Maruti Ltd (KML). Chrysler will order seats worth about Rs 400 crore, and the seats would be fitted on 120,000 vehicles per annum.
KML, a JV between Maruti Udyog and Ashok Kapur & Associates, is one of South Asia’s largest seating systems manufacturer. The company will ship seating sub-assemblies to Ohio, in the US, where the Jeep Wrangler is manufactured. The Indian-made seats should find their way into American Jeep Wranglers by June 2009.
While Chrysler’s order may lead to even bigger and better things for KML, in the US ma...