2014 Jeep Cherokee: Plant Issues Delay its Arrival Further

Chrysler has delayed the production of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee as it continues to make tweaks at its Toledo plant.

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Last month it was reported that production of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee had been delayed by at least a month due to some early production issues at Chrysler’s Toledo plant. Now the launch has been delayed further as Chrysler continues to tweak the plant. Sources say that fit and finish issues and the new nine-speed transmission are the main cause for the delays.
“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.

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The 2014 Cherokee was originally scheduled to arrive in the third quarter of 2013, with production scheduled for May. “This is an all-new vehicle being built in an all-new body shop on a whole new process, so we will continue to have suppliers in the plant to address issues and tweak processes as we ramp up,” Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson said.

Source: Chrysler via Automotive News