Detroit could also be referred to as the Engine Metropolis, however the variety of automobiles inbuilt that metropolis might be counted by one hand.
This quantity might change sooner or later, in line with the Wall Road Journal, Fiat Chrysler Vehicles will open a brand new manufacturing unit in Detroit. Though the report sheds gentle on particulars, he says the ability will construct a brand new SUV.
A separate report from The Detroit Information is extra detailed and states that the FCA will rework its former Mack Avenue Engine plant into a brand new automobile manufacturing plant. The manufacturing unit has been inactive since 2012 and ought to be refurbished for the manufacturing of the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee.
In line with sources, the brand new Grand Cherokee will arrive in time for the 2021 mannequin yr and can provide three rows of seats. Jeep didn’t speak a lot concerning the automobile, however FCA's newest five-year plan revealed that the next-generation Grand Cherokee would have autonomous drivetrain expertise and an obtainable rechargeable hybrid powertrain.
Though it’s supplied with three rows of seats, the redesigned Grand Cherokee will likely be positioned underneath the following Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. Each fashions may also provide autonomous driving expertise and a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
When the brand new plant will likely be commissioned, the Jefferson North Meeting plant, which is at present constructing the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango fashions, will likely be redeveloped. As soon as this course of is full, the plant will start to construct the brand new Grand Cherokee.
An official announcement is predicted subsequent week and the report means that this might result in the creation of 400 new jobs.
On the similar time, FCA ought to start re-equipping the Warren truck plant subsequent yr to help Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer automobiles. These fashions are anticipated to reach in 2021.