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New Chrysler assembly plant on the radar for Detroit

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) plans to open a new assembly plant in Detroit.

The Detroit News is reporting that the automaker wants to revive its Mack Avenue Engine II plant that has been idle since 2012 to build a new three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee for the model year 2021. Multiple sources have told the newspaper that it could create more than 400 new auto jobs in the city. The new auto assembly line would be the first to open in Detroit in 27 years.

The Jeep lineup is selling very well.

An announcement could come as early as the end of next week. FCA and Detroit officials are being very tight-lipped about the news.

General Motors recently announced it is closing its assembly plant in Detroit-Hamtramck next summer.