Automakers have been making major investments in American manufacturing following the 2016 President Election and Chrysler isn’t about to be left out. The manufacturer announced that it would spend $1 billion to update plants in Michigan and Ohio. The announcement of Chrysler’s $1 billion investment comes with confirmation of several new vehicles in the brand lineups as well.
Fiat Chrysler’s manufacturing plant in Warren, Michigan will see modernization across the board as well as the capability to produce a full-size pickup. The Michigan plant will also produce other large vehicles, such as the returning Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.
As for Ohio, the Toledo Jeep plant will see a plethora of new equipment that will allow it to create the recently-announced Wrangler pickup.
The investment will bring 2,000 new jobs to Warren and Toledo as well as the surrounding areas.
Renewed confidence in the American automotive market comes with the increase in demand for trucks, crossovers, and SUVs. The investment comes as a major step towards adding two new large SUVs and a pickup to the Jeep lineup.
The automaker officially announced the return of all three vehicles at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.
We here at Slingerland CDJR Fiat are happy to see such a large investment in United States manufacturing!