Detroit becomes ‘Jeep City’ with first new auto plant in 30 years

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DETROIT (Reuters) – Inside the first new auto assembly plant built in the Motor City since 1991, the smell of hot metal hangs in the air as new Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs head down the welding line. For Stellantis NV, that is the smell of money. For the City of Detroit, it means nearly 5,000 jobs. Stellantis opened the doors of its new $1.6 billion Mack Avenue assembly complex on Thursday, showing off parts of a 3 million square foot complex completed and launched into production largely during the pandemic. The Grand Cherokee L vehicles on the assembly line are the first of a new generation o…

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