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China's Great Wall Motors considers bid for Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit 

China's Great Wall Motors considers bid for Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit 

Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors is considering making a bid to buy Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit, spokespeople for the Chinese company said Monday, in a possible ambitious new step onto the global stage for one of China's fast-growing auto brands.

Great Wall has yet to formally declare its interest in Jeep, but a possible acquisition would be in line with Chairman Wang Jianjun's goal, announced in February, of becoming the top specialty SUV producer by 2020.

Great Wall "has this intention," said Zhao Lijia, the public relations director for its Haval SUV brand, when asked about a report by Automotive News that the Chinese automaker wants to buy Jeep. An employee of...

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