Fiat Chrysler To Build Assembly Plant In Detroit

A new report indicates Fiat Chrysler will open another assembly plant in the Detroit area.

The Detroit News reported Thursday that the company plans to reopen a former engine plant on the city's east side to build SUVs with three rows of seats.

But the report did not specify when it will open or how many jobs it will create.

Fiat Chrysler did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.

The decision comes as other automakers are shifting focus to meet the demand for more sport utility vehicles. General Motors announced last week that it plans to cut up to 14,000 jobs in North America and close five plants, including the assembly plant in Oshawa, as it abandons many cars in favour of trucks and SUVS, as well as autonomous and electric vehicles.