News & Views » Detroit News

Fiat Chrysler announces Jeep manufacturing facility coming to Detroit


  • Radu Bercan / Shutterstock

Fiat Chrysler announced on Tuesday that it will be opening a Jeep manufacturing facility in Detroit as part of a $4.5 billion dollar investment in Southeast Michigan.

The plan entails the creation of 6,500 new jobs, as well as the reopening of the Mack Avenue Engine Complex on the city's east side, the Free Press reports. The facility is slated to manufacture the next generation of Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs, as well as a new three-row full-size SUV. The plant alone is expected to add 3,850 jobs.

Chrysler also has plans to invest $900,000 of the $4.5 billion investment into the Jefferson North Assembly Plant, creating 1,100 new jobs. The plant will continue to produce the Dodge Durango, in addition to the next generation Jeep Grand Cherokee. FCA has plans to expand its current operations in Warren, adding approximately 1,500 new jobs.

The heavy investment from Chrysler follows the auto manufacture's focused production into SUVs. SUVs are expected to account for 80 percent of revenue by 2022 the chief financial officer told investors in June.
The FCA investment comes shortly after General Motors announced that it will be extending production at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant until January 2020. General Motors announced in November that it would be closing four plants throughout Ohio, Michigan, Ontario, and Maryland.

Stay on top of Detroit news and views. Sign up for our weekly issue newsletter delivered each Wednesday.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.