Skip to comments.Fiat Chrysler to build 3 new Jeeps, create 2,000 jobs in US
Posted on 01/08/2017 3:15:23 PM PST by mandaladon
DETROIT (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler will add three new Jeeps to its lineup including a pickup truck as it invests $1 billion in two U.S. factories, furthering its effort to increase production of hot-selling SUVs and pickup trucks and get out of producing small and midsize cars. The expansion will create 2,000 new jobs.
The Italian-American automaker said Sunday it will modernize a factory in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan, to make the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer large SUVs. A factory complex just south of there in Toledo, Ohio, also will get new equipment to make the new pickup. The company wouldn't provide details of the new products, but said the factory work would be done in 2020.
Consumers worldwide have gravitated toward SUVs and trucks while turning away from passenger cars. Last year in the U.S., car sales fell 7 percent while truck and SUV sales rose 8 percent.
Last year, FCA announced plans to stop production of the slow-selling Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200. Factories that make those products in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and Belvidere, Ill., will get new trucks and SUVs as FCA searches for an automaker that would build small cars under contract.
The factory upgrade in Warren also would allow the plant to make heavy-duty Ram pickups that now are produced in Saltillo, Mexico. But FCA would not say if it has plans to shift production to the north.
Producing vehicles in Mexico and shipping them to the U.S. has become a thorny political issue with the election of Donald Trump as president. Trump has criticized Ford, General Motors and Toyota for building small cars in Mexico and shipping them across the border. He has threatened to impose a big border tax on the companies.
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when is it ever going to end ????
Build the Gladiator!
Build the Gladiator!
Donald Trump visited the Detroit black ghetto and just put it on the line honestly.....what has the D party done for them other than drive all their jobs away?
DJT ask them to vote for him, “what have you got to lose?”
well, DJT still did not get too many Detroit votes but he’s delivering the jobs already, even before moving into the White House. This is MORE than Obama did for Detroit in eight entire years, and Fiat’s doing this even before DJT gets to move into the job.
Some talk show host at 6pm would have gladly had these trucks made in Mexico. He just takes it as a given that everything will be made outside of America because Free Trade is best! If you say make it in America, he asks if you are from East Germany.
“Donald Trump visited the Detroit black ghetto and just put it on the line honestly.....what has the D party done for them other than drive all their jobs away?
DJT ask them to vote for him, what have you got to lose?”
Well worth repeating.....
This is going to be much more than 2,000 jobs, because auto assembly requires parts and assemblies created from contractors. They will likely be located in the U.S. as well.
Absolutely yes! The R party can earn more black votes if it keeps doing what DJT did and just talk honestly with them - and restore the economy obama has so terribly screwed (jobs)
Love my Rubicon. Go Trump. Other rides can go faster but my ride can go anywhere.... Go Jeeps!
When we see the secession of Calimexico!!! That is the mother load of grand WINNING!!!
For some reason, the words “Fiat” and “Jeep” just don’t seem to belong together.
Far, far more than that. They need food vendors, uniform providers, water and coffee services, office supplies. The list goes on and on!
YUGE economic impact!
Will they have the 3.0 eco-diesel engine as an option?
You wouldn’t even need a back-up camera with those - you could see out the back window.
Will PEDJT do a mini Victory Tour appearance and attend the NAIAS aka North American International Auto Show aka the Detroit Auto Show coming up this week. If he goes to either the Charity Preview or the main event my guess is grateful fans would love to shake his hand, for all his efforts to make the American Automobile Manufacturing base GREAT AGAIN!.
BTW love to see him @ the Charity Preview in a Tux and Tails w/ Melania dressed to a tee...
Sure bet Trump is going to relax epa standards.
2000 thousand people to build two Jeeps....Those must be one hell of a Jeep.