2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition was the 6,000,000th vehicle to roll off the line at Jefferson North Assembly Plant, Detroit, doing so approximately 8:20 p.m., May 25, 2016. 

Manufacturing | May 25 2016

6,000,000 and counting at Detroit’s JNAP

The manufacturing wheels at the FCA Jefferson North Assembly Plant are humming right along. Less than three years after the Detroit plant marked the 5 millionth vehicle made there, the 6 millionth one rolled off the line to applause from some of the nearly 5,000 men and women who work there.

Jefferson North, also known simply as JNAP, has been manufacturing vehicles since January 1992. It’s one of three FCA US manufacturing operations within the City of Detroit limits. The other two are Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, home of the Dodge Viper, and the Mack Avenue Engine Complex.

While it’s always been home to the Jeep® Grand Cherokee, currently on its fourth generation, it’s also been home to:

  • Jeep Commander: 2005-2010 model years
  • Dodge Durango: 2011 – current

The milestone vehicle is a 2016 75th Anniversary Special Edition Jeep Grand Cherokee. It’s headed to a metro Detroit dealer, awaiting its Michigan owner to pick it up.

FCA Digital Media was on hand at JNAP to capture the special occasion and we have a look for you below. Click to our Flickr album to see the various Jeep and Dodge SUVs made at JNAP since 1992, as well as scenes of that special Jeep Grand Cherokee being built.

Mike Driehorst

Thanks for stopping by. I lead the corporate social media efforts for FCA US, which means I oversee things like content, community management, outreach, monitoring and most anything else that comes with social media management. Being a lifelong metro Toledo, Ohio, resident, the passion for Jeep® has always been evident.
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Thanks for stopping by. I lead the corporate social media efforts for FCA US, which means I oversee things like content, community management, outreach, monitoring and most anything else that comes with social media management. Being a lifelong metro Toledo, Ohio, resident, the passion for Jeep® has always been evident. Since joining FCA in late 2010, it’s been inspiring to get a first-hand view of that same level of passion for our all of the company’s vehicles, past and present. It’s that kind of true Mopar-or-no-car spirit that reminds me every day that FCA doesn’t simply make cars and trucks, we make vehicles that develop community among its owners. And that’s what I try to portray in the corporate social voice.