The company wants to reorganize a building on the northwestern side of Detroit as a gathering place for an upcoming three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV that will debut model in 2021, according to The Detroit News. The site was used to rent engine production for Chrysler, but the automaker closed its doors in 2012.
When opened, the plant will use up to 400 people. Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) refused to comment on CNN Business.
The news comes just over a week after General Motors announced that it would renounce 15% of its officials and shut down five factories in North America, including one in Motor City. GM (GM) says termination closures are part of a plan to reduce costs by $ 6 billion a year by the end of 2020, as the company seems to retire with most of its sedan models, which have declined in popularity for SUV.
GM said it must cut about 8,000 officials and about 3,300 hours workers in four American plants. GM wants to reduce the cost of investing more in the next generation of electric and self-propelled cars.
President Donald Trump condemned GM’s decision and CEO Mary Barra went to Capitol Hill Wednesday to explain the decision to legislators. Trump has attempted to convince US companies to produce production on US beaches instead of outsourcing production.
CNN Business & # 39; Chris Isidore contributed to this report.