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Unread 07-30-2013, 09:41 AM   #1
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Another new Cherokee delay

http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php...ayed-till-sept

Starting to think that the KL stands for Kontinuously Late.

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Unread 08-01-2013, 09:04 AM   #2
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Snce the Cherokee was introduced at the NY Auto Show, Jeep has always said it will be available sometime in the third quater of 2013. We're one month in with two to go. Now, if we get to Q4 (October), and there are no Cherokees on the lots, then it can be considered delayed.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 01:46 PM   #3
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Snce the Cherokee was introduced at the NY Auto Show, Jeep has always said it will be available sometime in the third quater of 2013. We're one month in with two to go. Now, if we get to Q4 (October), and there are no Cherokees on the lots, then it can be considered delayed.
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Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said in February that the automaker planned to launch the Cherokee by May 24. But last month, he told analysts the Cherokee would be launched in June, specifically the week of June 24, according to a person familiar with Chrysler’s plan.
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...=2013305140090

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Production of salable units originally had been scheduled to start in late May, company executives said earlier this year.
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"September, October, November is where it's going to start contributing to our sales," Reid Bigland, head of U.S. and Canadian sales for Chrysler, told reporters at a press event this month.
http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dl...erokee-launch#


Chrysler CLEARLY said May. Then June. Now we are looking at September.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 02:02 PM   #4
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Chrysler CLEARLY said May. Then June. Now we are looking at September.
These articles you are quoting are already old news. They are referring to start of production of the vehicle on the assembly line, NOT availability on dealership lots. That official production began in the first week of July. As of last week there were already over 1000 Cherokees completed and sitting in Toledo waiting to be released and sent out for shipment.

I was referring to availability on dealer lots, which Jeep has always said would happen in Q3. That's all that matters to the consumer.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 02:09 PM   #5
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This article is from TODAY (not months ago like the stuff you pull up)

http://www.mlive.com/auto/index.ssf/...erokee_tr.html



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ACME, MI- The 2014 Jeep Cherokee will arrive in dealerships in September, according to one Chrysler Group LLC manufacturing executive.



While normally that wouldn’t be extremely “newsworthy,” the delivery timing from Mauro Pino, Chrysler vice president of vehicle assembly operations and head of World Class Manufacturing, comes after numerous reports of delays, problems and rumors regarding the extremely important mid-size sport utility vehicle.



Pino, a former plant manager where the Cherokee is being produced in Ohio, admitted the Auburn Hills-based automaker is continuing to tweak the calibration of the vehicle’s revolutionary nine-speed transmission, but Chrysler maintains the vehicle will arrive in dealerships this quarter.



“We want to take the opportunity to do it, but that is not affecting the availability of the cars in the dealership,” he told MLive during an interview at the 2013 Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars. “It’s nothing mechanical we need to go and change on the car.”



Pino described the “fine tuning” of the software of the vehicle’s transmission, which Chrysler is producing under a license agreement with auto supplier ZF, as a tedious process that takes time to get perfect.



Production of the Cherokee started in late-June at the facility, which also produces Jeep’s iconic Wrangler.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 07:20 PM   #6
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Still not late they said 3rd quarter 2013 from start..and its nice to see they want to fix all issues before just putting it out there. Can't wait to see one in person..the looks are really growing on me especially in trailhawk trim
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Unread 08-07-2013, 10:57 AM   #7
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Production of salable units originally had been scheduled to start in late May, company executives said earlier this year.
I guess you don't understand English. Production didn't start on time. That is a delay.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 11:18 AM   #8
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I guess you don't understand English. Production didn't start on time. That is a delay.
Let's see if you do. Your contribution to this whole thing was to start a thread about a production delay 4 weeks after production actually began? Who cares? It's not too hard to figure out your MO, "it's late"... "it's ugly"... "it's more expensive than a Subaru"... you're doing nothing but tolling and you don't even realize you're the one with the problem.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 12:33 PM   #9
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I guess you don't understand English. Production didn't start on time. That is a delay.
I think we all know that. But your link above was not about another delay in dealership availability (its been Sept for awhile), but is actually about a delay in media availability. The press was supposed to get to test drive it in August.

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Unread 08-16-2013, 06:07 PM   #10
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This will probably affect other vehicles as well (including Rover). This ZF transmission utilizes dog clutches instead of friction clutches (less parasitic energy loss) and my guess is the tuning to keep the shifting smooth is trickier than either Chrysler or ZF expected.
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