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.