Fiat Chrysler adds 3 new Jeeps, creates 2,000 US jobs

The redesigned 2007 Jeep Wrangler is shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Monday, Jan. 9, 2006. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) – Fiat Chrysler says it’s investing $1 billion in its U.S. factories to create 2,000 new jobs and add three new Jeep vehicles including a pickup truck.

The company says it will put modernize a factory in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan, to make the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer large SUVs. A plant in Toledo, Ohio, also will get new equipment to make a new Jeep pickup.

The announcement is a continuation of efforts to increase production of SUVs and trucks as the company gets out of the small and midsize car businesses.

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