Word on the street is that Jeep is about to make a BIG move in the aftermarket industry.
Jeep recently purchased property to build a 250,000 sq. ft. customization facility close to its already booming Toledo assembly factory.
The property that Jeep purchased (for a whole $1) was owned by the city of Toledo, but it was previously a facility owned by Textileather—a vinyl manufacturer—and Medcorp, an ambulatory service company.
The city was looking for a business to invest in the property that would bring more business to the area and create more jobs, which is exactly what Jeep plans to do. It’s estimated that Jeep will hire about 300 people to do various custom building jobs.
While we’re not yet sure about all the details of the customization facility and what it will offer, our guess is that Jeep will have some pretty cool options for upgrading and customizing your Jeep — things like different lighting, bigger tires, custom paint jobs, etc. It may be limited to certain models (without a doubt Jeep Wranglers will be included) or Jeep may give customers the option to customize anything.
Jeep has confirmed that the facility has been purchased, but they haven’t let on to many other details. They should be slowly releasing some more information on what customization they’ll offer to which vehicles and when the Jeep customization shop should be open for business.
In the meantime, if you’re interested in purchasing a new or used Jeep for sale, check out our inventory at Bryant Motors. We’re about a 9-hour drive from the soon-to-be custom Jeep builders, so you can take your new ride for a drive to get a custom set of wheels or a cool paint job!