Chrysler gives more details about Liberty discontinuation

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – On August 16, Chrysler will permanently halt production on the Jeep Liberty SUV to replace it with a new vehicle.

Once the last Liberty rolls off the assembly line in Toledo, you will still be able to get them at the dealership. However, dealers are saying that Chrysler has been sweetening the deal for customers to keep them rolling off the lots.

Dealerships placed their final orders of the SUV's a few months ago. The staff at Grogan's Towne on Telegraph Road says the last shipment will arrive in November or December, and that will last them until Chrysler's mystery car's arrival in 2013.

Representatives say they don't think the current Liberties will last long on the lots, because Chrysler has been offering several rebates and incentives to give sales a boost.

"You know, we sold 11 Liberties last month, which is quite a few liberties you know, for a single month, and we expect to be selling the rest of the way out between 5 and 10 a month until they're all gone," said Dennis Amrhein of Grogan's Towne Chrysler Jeep Dodge.

Chrysler is remaining tight lipped about the details of the new vehicle, but dealers think it will feature Fiat engineering and have better gas mileage than the Liberty. It is expected to be released in April or May of 2013.

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