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Fiat Chrysler plans to open factory in Detroit to build new three-row, Jeep Grand Cherokee

Phil LeBeau

Fiat Chrysler plans to open a plant in Detroit even as other American automakers scale back operations in the U.S., according to people familiar with the company's plans. Fiat Chrysler plans to build a new three-row, Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV at the plant, according to the people. Fiat Chrysler FCA-IT , riding a wave of strong truck and SUV sales, is planning to build a new final assembly plant in Detroit even as other American automakers scale back operations in the U.S., according to people familiar with the plan.