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It sounds like the merger won't affect plans for Jeep, thank goodness!

Here's what's happening with Jeep according to Motor Trend:

For Jeep, construction is underway in Detroit to turn the unused Mack Avenue Engine plant into an assembly plant to make more Jeeps. The $1.6 billion facility overhaul will be done early next year. Production will begin in the fourth quarter of 2020 on a new full-size three-row Jeep SUV to compete with the Cadillac Escalade and its GM brothers, the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator duo, and big boys from a number of other, more premium brands.

The Detroit plant will add production of the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee in the first half of 2021.

Mack Avenue will be one of three Michigan plants that will produce plug-in hybrids, and have the capability to make fully electric Jeeps, with the first models due in late 2021.

Manley has said the Jeep brand will include at least four plug-in hybrid vehicles with the flexibility to produce battery-electric vehicles, too. Plug-in hybrid plans include the Renegade and Compass, with a Wrangler to come, as well as the expectation of electric motors in the upcoming three-row Jeeps.

The CEO also said he is more encouraged by pricing on electric vehicles today, especially in Europe, than he was earlier in the year.

Plans also remain on track to start building the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer three-row luxury SUVs, Manley said. FCA is spending $1.5 billion to retool its truck plant in Warren, Michigan, for SUV production to begin in the first half of 2021, including electrified variants.
 

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Fiat-Chrysler and Peugeot are ramping up speed on finalizing the merger despite the Coronavirus outbreak.

PARIS -- Working groups at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Peugeot's owner PSA are speeding up work on closing their merger deal despite the coronavirus crisis, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares said in an internal note seen by Reuters.

Tavares also said in the note the working groups were also speeding up work on synergies.

The crisis triggered by the new coronavirus has virtually wiped out demand for new vehicles in Europe and North America, pushing automakers to temporarily halt most production and leaving them needing cash.

I'm sure this deal will help both companies deal with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. I'm not surprised they're trying to get it done as soon as possible.
 
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