March 16, 2014

Auto Briefs

NADA: These cars hold value; Jeep ups Cherokee, Wrangler production



NADA report: Best '11 cars to hold value
The 2011 Subaru Impreza (shown) is the leading vehicle to retain its value after three years, says a February report on used cars from the National Automobile Dealers Association. The compact car, which came out on top among all classes and segments, kept 63.5 percent of the MSRP. Others that took the top spot in their segment, and the percentage of value they retained after three years:
Subcompact: Honda Fit, 62.7
Midsize: Subaru Legacy, 60.9
Large: Chrysler 300, 53.1
Luxury compact: Lexus IS, 57.8
Luxury midsize: BMW 5 Series, 54.5
Luxury large: Hyundai Equus, 52.6
Hybrid: Lexus CT, 62.4
EV: Chevrolet Volt, 41.6
— NWautos staff



Plant to add workers to up Jeep production

Chrysler plans to hire up to 1,000 part-time employees to give full-time workers a break and boost production of the Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee (shown) at its Toledo, Ohio, Jeep assembly plant. How long the temporary part-time jobs last will depend mostly on demand for the two vehicles built at the plant. The extra help will allow the plant to run the Wrangler line every Saturday, which it hasn't been able to do. Chrysler is trying to squeeze even more Wrangler production out of the plant this year after a record year in 2013.
The Associated Press


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