Jeep Cherokee's Future Hangs in the Balance after Plant Idled

According to Automotive News, Stellantis will permanently halt production at its Jeep Cherokee assembly factory in Belvidere, Illinois.

The COVID-19 epidemic and associated supply-chain problems are only a couple of the reasons the factory is now idled, according to the business.

Although there will only be a small number of 2023 Cherokees produced, the decision raises the possibility that

the SUV's spot in the Jeep range may go vacant after this model year or that manufacturing may relocate.

The Jeep Cherokee SUV is presently solely produced in the Belvidere plant, which raises concerns about the future of the crossover.

 According to a spokesperson for Jeep, Belvidere Assembly will continue to produce

the first-generation R8's gated manual transmission.