Gary Barbera Thinks Philadelphia Will Be a Great Market for the New Jeep Models That FCA Is Going to Invest $4.5B in Michigan Plants for New Jeep Models

Barbera is ready for the influx of new Jeep models to his Philadelphia Jeep dealership.


Philadelphia, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/27/2019 --Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced on Tuesday that they will be investing $4.5 billion in five different assembly plants in Detroit to build new Jeep models, creating 6,500 jobs in Michigan. Gary Barbera, of Barbera Autoland, is ready for the influx of next-generation Jeeps that he will acquire at his dealership.

$4.5 billion that FCA is going to invest in five plants is over half of their average annual global capital investment. FCA explained that the Mack Avenue Engine Factory in Detroit will be converted to an assembly plant for the brand new, next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee and a new Jeep SUV. There is a growing market for three row SUVs which is currently dominated by General Motors.

The Detroit plant expansion hinges on the city acquiring 200 acres in the next 60 days. "This is the way the city of Detroit fights unemployment and poverty," Mayor Mike Duggan said of the Mack Avenue assembly plant. "Standing here today, to be back in the city of Detroit, is truly remarkable."

"All of us at Barbera's Autoland are ready for these awesome Jeep segments," Barbera explained. "With the all-new Gladiator making its debut in the spring, and the new Grand Cherokees and SUVs that will be manufactured at these new plants, it's going to be a big year for all FCA dealers."

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About Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard 30th Anniversary Celebration:
1,000 Vehicles—One Location, including 300 Jeeps Cheap, 200 discounted Dodge's and Ram's. Motor Trends Truck/SUV of the Year, Wrangler and Ram's, are at Barbera's on the Boulevard (7810 E. Roosevelt Boulevard at Borbeck, Philadelphia, PA 19152) where all they do is discount Dodge, Chrysler, Rams and Jeeps Cheap! On the heels of record-breaking sales, Barbera has received top honors awarded by the FCA for three decades and has been recognized for their excellence in sales and service operations, while maintaining strong, thriving hospitality and culture. Barbera is distinctively recognized by FCA as the number one Dodge dealer in PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA and WV. Barbera is also one of the highest selling certified pre-owned dealers in the U.S., with unparalleled sales, while creating the latest in tech, making it easier for guests to purchase their vehicles. Community efforts remain a strong focus for the Barbera family with their 'Barbera Cares' program. The goal of meeting today's consumer expectations is to get things done immediately. With our technology and approach to service and sales, we exceed customer expectations. The 'Barbera Cares' program, founded on the principle of "Support, Enhance & Inspire", helps to lift up deserving individuals and organizations—many are right here in our hometown. So, I have to ask: Is Barbera the Best? Boy I Guess!

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