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re: Chrysler Suspending Cherokee KL Production

As others said, this is for the Cherokee only. They are only reducing the 2nd shift staff.
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Re: Chrysler Suspending Cherokee KL Production

I'm looking forward to seeing it at the Orange County Auto Show. I'll be there the first day when they open the doors - Thursday October 3 at 4:00pm. Is anyone else on this forum going to be there then?
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Did you guys hear about this? Chrysler is suspending production of the JGC at the Toledo plant to match current demand.

I thought the word on the street was that the 2014 was selling like hotcakes. How does this affect new orders if I wanted to order say next week?

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There is no option for me to edit my OP, so I wanted to correct it here. The Chicago Tribune messed up their report and incorrectly reported that Grand Cherokee production was suspended, when it was actual a shift of the new 2014 Cherokee (KL) that was suspended. Here is the correct info here: Chrysler Suspends Cherokee Production at Toledo, Lays Off 500 Workers. Sorry for any confusion.

Thanks to the mods for changing the thread title!
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Re: Chrysler Suspending Cherokee KL Production

They are suspended and the inventory built is on hold due to computer issues within the Cherokee. Lots more info at Allpar.com
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Re: Chrysler Suspending Cherokee KL Production

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My parents recently bought a top of the line 2013 Ford Escape Titanium with the 19" wheels and EcoBoost engine.

After driving it...I'm not impressed. The turbocharged 4 banger felt like a slug compared to my 2014 V6, and the handling was so-so.

I like my GC MUCH better.
There are actually two ecoboost engines 1.6L or 2.0L. I did think that 2.0L was quite good. 0-60 in 6.8 seconds and 28mpg hwy that's not to bad. Although getting that 28 hwy proved to be impossible. Was driving in Norhtern California so maybe hilly terrain played a factor as well. Maybe also being on vacation added to the "fun" factor as well.
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Reuters says it is Toledo, it is the Cherokee not the Grand, and there are plenty of Cherokees built but not yet shipped to dealers. And 500 workers are getting laid off for two weeks while they suspend the second shift that they just hired on.

Chrysler halts Cherokee production, idles second shift in Toledo | Reuters
That sucks if you are one of that 500.
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Its interesting, in a lot of the reviews I've read they have said it looks much better in person and it starts to grow on you. As someone else mentioned that without these being at dealers yet and physically going to owners or being available to drive off the lot they are just adding more and more, eventually you need something going out the door to bring something else in...

I have to admit, while I still dont think it looks "good" I am starting to like it better. I am looking forward to checking one out next time I am at the dealer.
It doesn't exactly grow on one in pictures.
The designer noted that they definitely did not want to create a square box, since all but the Trailhawk models need to be sold to Xover buyers, and even the Trailhawks still need to appeal to a different crowd that still has the Wrangler Unlimited as a replacement for the older Cherokee.

At least it doesn't look as foofoo as the Evoque
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I guess people really do hate the "Buck Rogers" front end on the new Cherokee. What the hell was Chrysler (Fiat) thinking...
They were probably thinking, "we need to bring some new customers into the Jeep brand." I like it, and it might reel me in.
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They were probably thinking, "we need to bring some new customers into the Jeep brand." I like it, and it might reel me in.
Yeah, I don't think it is that bad either? I don't get the people bashing the looks?

There are so many other vehicles on the road that are truly hideous it isn't funny. The new Cherokee is not even close to being as bad as a lot of what I see.

If it turns out to be a decent reliable vehicle you will hear less and less about the looks. If it turns out to be a disaster the looks comments will get even more common.

I remember when Dodge came out with the 3rd gen Ram in 2002 and how loyal Dodge truck guys were all having fits over how ugly they were. After a couple year people realized it was a great truck and suddenly the ugly comments went away.
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Re: Chrysler Suspending Cherokee KL Production

Production is starting back up and the 2nd shift comes back on Monday.
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Re: Chrysler Suspending Cherokee KL Production

So any word on when these are going to be shipped to dealers?
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