Ohio official: Chrysler tells state, city that keeping Jeep Wrangler in Toledo challenging

TOLEDO, Ohio – Ohio’s governor office says Chrysler insists that continuing to build the Jeep Wrangler in the state will be a challenge.

The automaker is considering moving production of the Wrangler out of Toledo so it can be constructed with an aluminum body to meet new government gas-mileage standards.

Chrysler says revamping the Wrangler plant in Toledo would be too costly.

A group led by Toledo’s mayor along with Ohio officials met with Chrysler officials Thursday.

A spokesman for Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says Chrysler told the group that the new federal fuel-efficiency standards are putting enormous pressure on automakers.

Kasich’s spokesman also says there weren’t any discussions of reductions in the company’s Toledo workforce.