Originally Posted by Jarek0423
Why do they keep producing the diesels if they can't ship them? That's a lot of factory hours and working capital tied up in inventory that's not moving...
Been to a CDJ dealership lately?
30% of the yard is Jeep Grand Cherokees.
I suspect they are still cranking out the CRD's because they are hitting a saturation point from an inventory perspective for the petrol versions right now.
They know there's pent up demand for the diesel versions (as 1,200 will not be enough for NAFTA), so, either way, they are building up inventory. Either it's unsold petrol versions, or stored diesel versions (that they know will sell).
I will note, with some despair, that the woman has put the cut date at Oct 31. If the CRD is not in the driveway/on the dealer lot/on a train with an arrival date, we'll be canning the order.