FCA to Revive Idled Detroit Factory to Build Three-Row Jeep Grand Cherokee

Cornelia Mascio
Dicembre 8, 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) plans to open a new assembly plant in Detroit.

It would be the first new assembly line to open in Detroit in 27 years, and the first new USA assembly plant to be built by GM, Ford and Chrysler in more than a decade.

Fiat Chrysler plans to revive Mack Avenue Engine II, which has been idled since 2012, as a vehicle assembly plant to provide additional capacity to build the redesigned Grand Cherokee, including a new three-row version, said the sources, who asked not to be identified. We have reached out to FCA for comment, but the company declined to make a statement on the rumors. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the plan has not been made public.

The move comes as other automakers are cutting back or retrenching amid shifting consumer tastes. Overall sales jumped 17 percent in November over the same month a year ago - fueled largely by its popular Jeep SUVs and Ram Trucks.

Fiat Chrysler reportedly plans to open a new assembly plant in Detroit; Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert has offered to buy the company out of bankruptcy for an estimated $4.6 billion.

The company's chief financial officer told investors in June that trucks and SUVs would account for 80 percent of revenue by 2022. At a rally last summer near a GM plant in OH, he told the crowd that jobs are "all coming back".

News of Fiat Chrysler's plan may put pressure on GM to respond, coming moments before Barra approached the cameras on Capitol Hill to discuss her meetings with lawmakers.

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