Re: Why no Quadra-Drive II on a V6?
I don't think the lack of Quadra-Drive II with the V6 is due to technical reasons, but rather due to production problems.
Here is my reasoning:
1. Quadra-Drive II was offered as a stand-alone option pick for for Overland V6 model on the Jeep.ca web site back in June for several weeks, before it was taken out in early July. Sounds too long to have been just a web site error.
2. My local dealer was certain that the V6 Overland could be ordered with Quadra-Drive II (either as a stand alone option or with the ORGII package) in early July, according to his info. Unfortunately, at the time I wanted to hold for the Limited V6 with Quadra-Drive II, which was hoped to be offered 'soon.' So far no dice.
3. According to Milous and other posters to this site, the WK2 production at JNAP is running about 800 per day on average, with 70% choosing the V6. That means they need 560 V6 engines per day to meet demand.
4. But, according to posters on this site also, the Trenton plant is making about 400 Pentastars per day. Given that there were also early production problems back in April/May in Trenton, the Pentastars must be in constrained supply.
5. Adding to the problem, the Pentastar is supposed to be featured in other new models this fall (why did it not appear in the new Wrangler?). The shortage will only get worse until Trenton and, later, Mexican production ramp up.
So, I believe that Chrysler is restricting several enticing option groups for sale only with the Hemi V8 for now. Hopefully, since I do not tow, want the better fuel economy and have heavy snow and a long lane to deal with, I will be able to buy a Quadra-Drive II with V6 sometime later on.
Meantime, we wait. Milous, any comments?