TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The last Jeep Liberty model has rolled off an Ohio assembly line.
WTOL-TV (http://bit.ly/S1HxAJ) reports that the Toledo Chrysler assembly plant finished building the 11-year-old small SUV on Thursday. That part of the plant will be retooled to build another Jeep product.
The shutdown will mean temporary layoffs for about 800 hourly employees who will be called back after the plant is retooled, expected to be next year.
More than 1.25 million Jeep Libertys have been built at the plant.
Production of the Jeep Wrangler is done on a different line in a separate part of the complex. It will be unaffected. Both the Liberty and the Wrangler are built only in Toledo.