Dec 7, 2018

Fiat Chrysler 'plans new US factory'

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles is reportedly planning to open an assembly plant in Detroit. According to US media, the plant would start producing its Jeep sports utility vehicles in 2020, and create up to 400 jobs. The US-Italian carmaker has not confirmed the plans. The firm has previously said it wanted to boost production of trucks and SUVs, which have enjoyed strong sales in the US. If true, the plans would be a rare domestic expansion by a US car company in an industry where rivals are cutting back on production. Overall, Fiat Chrysler's US sales are up 8% this year, with growth driven by its Jeep line-up.

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