Chrysler delays 2014 Cherokee media drive to September 2013

Article by Anita Panait, on July 31, 2013

Chrysler Group has postponed a planned media drive of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee that was set between Aug. 8 and 14, 2013 in Seattle due to further tweaks in the vehicle’s powertrain, according to an e-mail from the carmaker sent to Automotive News. The media drive would now occur at least on the first half of September.

Chrysler said that over the last few weeks during final quality and durability testing, they have discovered the “opportunity to further improve powertrain calibration" in the Cherokee. Chrysler, however, vowed to have the 2014 Jeep Cherokee in showrooms in September. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee, which replaces the Jeep Liberty, is the first Jeep-brand unit underpinned by a Fiat platform.

The Cherokee will also be the first vehicle to use a 9-speed automatic transmission that Chrysler has developed with ZF Friedrichshafen.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be powered by either a re-engineered 2.4-liter I-4 engine, or a new 3.2-liter V-6 engine. Chrysler initially scheduled to commence output of the Cherokee in May 23, 2013.

However, the vehicle’s production actually commenced on June 24 at Chrysler’s Toledo assembly complex, Jeep brand head Mike Manley disclosed in late June. According to Manley, they would not ship the Cherokee to dealers until they were confident that there were no problems.

Topics: jeep, jeep cherokee

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