Chrysler slams Romney's false claim of moving existing Jeep production to China

Last Updated: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 08:00 hrs

Chief Executive of multinational automaker Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, has reportedly circulated an email to employees strongly restating its promise that it will not move existing U.S. production of jeeps to China.

It comes after Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney had seized on a misrepresentation of a Bloomberg story, suggesting that Chrysler was considering moving existing jeep production to China.

In the email, Marchionne said he felt obligated to address the company's production plans over continuing "public debate," Politico reports.

According to the report, Romney has stuck with the jeep-related line of attack against Obama, saying that Chrysler might move jobs from Ohio to China.

It comes after Romney had earlier released a new ad that was not announced by the campaign, which alters facts of the automobile industry bailout in Ohio.

The ad had attacked the Obama administration on handling of the auto bailout and warned that Chrysler Group LLC plans to build jeep vehicles in China. (ANI)

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