Love it or hate it, the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is coming, although those waiting for a reprieve before they have to stare into the eye of the beast will be pleased to know there is a production delay. It seems as though the all-new model is facing a few teething issues, and as such is running around a month behind schedule.
The controversial SUV was meant to be released in Q3, 2013, but we expect there will be a slight postponement in the 2014 Jeep Cherokee release date. Chrysler, senior VP, Mark Chernoby has assured dealers there will be enough inventory by the fall, which means that it will be slightly delayed.
Sales were expected to start in September, but as the fall starts on September 22, we expect there will be a minor delay. We say this because of the particular issue Chrysler is having.
It seems there is an issue with the new ZF nine-speed automatic transmission, and how they are refining the assembly process. If they are to calibrate this new system correctly, then they cannot take the risk in rushing things; otherwise they run the risk of a possible 2014 Jeep Cherokee recall sometime down the line.
Do you foresee there being a delay of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee? What are your thoughts on the all-new design?
Thanks to Detroit Free Press.