FCA Investing $4.5 Billion To Build New Detroit Factory And Expand Other Sites

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will invest $4.5 billion into building a new assembly plant in Detroit and expanding and improving five of its existing Michigan plants.

The car manufacturer will initially invest $1.6 billion to convert two plants at the Mack Avenue Engine Complex to become the future assembly site for the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee, various plug-in hybrid models, and a new three-row full-size Jeep SUV. The investment will also lead to the creation of 3850 new jobs. FCA plans to commence construction at this site in the second quarter of 2019 before production starts by the end of 2020.

In addition, $900 million will be funneled into the Jefferson North Assembly Plant which will be retooled and modernized to build the Dodge Durango and next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee. Roughly 1100 new jobs will be created.

FCA will also move production of its famous Pentastar engines from the Mack Avenue Engine Complex to the Dundee Engine Plant as part of a $119 million investment. Pentastar production at the Mack site will end by Q3 2019 before moving to Dundee. The company’s Warren Stamping and Sterling Stamping plants will also receive $245 million and $160 million respectively in new investments.

Last but not least, FCA will invest $1.5 billion at its Warren Truck assembly site to get it ready for production of the all-new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. The site will also continue to build the Ram 1500 Classic and 1400 jobs will be added.

Limited details have been provided about the all-new assembly plant which will be constructed in Detroit.


  • SteersUright

    Nice to see investment in manufacturing back here in the USA. Im all for the world succeeding and growing but, the products Americans buy should support jobs here.

  • kachuks

    Good job, FCA. Good job, Serg.

    • DadzBoyz

      Nice sentiment, but Serg passed away. This is all Mike Manly.
      Mike ran Jeep and Ram for years, and this is 90% a Jeep and Ram plan (plus Durango).

  • Bash

    That is good news, I hope it sticks and I really hope they -you know- add/update their cars very soon.

    • ChrisInIL

      You have higher hopes than I do. Two words:


  • ChrisInIL

    Meanwhile, in other news, FCA announces layoffs of 1,371 works at the Belvidere Assembly Plant where the Cherokee is made.

Nanny No More: Simple Hack Lets You Do Donuts In A Tesla Model S

A bug in Tesla’s sofware lets owners disable stability control and regenerative braking, but without the electronic safety net, they’re out there on their own.

2017 Ford GT Comes With An Eye-Watering $1.3 Million Price Tag

Ford GTs are slowly entering the used car market after their two-year no-sale contracts are starting to expire.

2020 Toyota Granvia MPV Gets AUD $62,990 Starting Price

With space for the whole family, the Granvia will launch in Australia on October 14 in six- and eight-seat versions.

Jeep Cherokee Gets T-Boned After Running Through Red Light

According to the police, the driver of the Jeep was distracted and didn’t notice the red light; thankfully, no one was seriously hurt.

EPA Revokes California’s Emissions Waiver, Launches “One National Program Rule”

States will now longer be able to set their own fuel economy and emission standards.

One-Off Toyota Century Convertible Is Fit For An Emperor

The Century Convertible will make its debut at the coronation ceremony for Emperor Naruhito on October 22nd.

VW Updates Car-Net App Offering Remote Start, Other Connected Features

VW’s new smartphone application is available for free for five years with each new vehicle and will be updated to communicate with smart home devices.

Mysterious Lamborghini Prototype Spied, Could Be The Huracan Performante Evo

Huracan Performante Evo is expected to have a new touchscreen infotainment system and an upgraded V10 engine.

Next-Gen Mercedes-AMG GT Could Be A Hybrid With All-Wheel Drive

Thanks to an EQ Boost starter-alternator, higher end versions of the next-generation GT could have 650+ hp.

2020 Jaguar E-Pace U.S. Lineup Welcomes $46,400 Checkered Flag Edition

For the 2020MY, the E-Pace also gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across the range as standard.