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2014 CRD/8spd, early 2013 release!

I thought I would start a new thread since this topic seems to be spread over a couple sticky threads...

From my research and help from Milous' not so subtle hints... it "appears" (not confirmed) that the US Version of the CRD/Diesel will be released in early with 2013 (late first quarter) with the 8 speed and 2014 model refresh changes (new nav, etc). That means this will be the first and only vehicle available with the 2014 changes, the pentastar and hemi won't be offered as 2014's until later in the year (as normal).

Again, this is all "rumors" right now, but I should just say they are very strong rumors.

For those (like me) who have been holding out for the CRD and 8 speed, the news that it is coming early with the 2014 changes is F*CKING AMAZING.

I hope I didn't open a can of worms here, I just wanted to share my joy with others

Milous feel free to scold me if this is not factual.
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Re: 2014 CRD/8spd, early 2013 release!

So I should probably buy a BMW X3 to play around with for the next year or so, then switch over once the GC diesel is officially here.
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Re: 2014 CRD/8spd, early 2013 release!

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So I should probably buy a BMW X3 to play around with for the next year or so, then switch over once the GC diesel is officially here.
Or you could save yourself a bunch of money and just wait until it is here
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Re: 2014 CRD/8spd, early 2013 release!

Well I am certainly curious to see how this CRD and 8 speed will be as well as some of the mid-model refreshes, but I wasnt going to wait out that long to purchase a new Jeep. I am very happy with my brand new 2012 Overland V6. Once the new 8 speed and CRD get some time on the roads and real world numbers such as purchase costs, and MPG's etc etc, and if it is all its talked up to be, then who knows I would certainly consider trading up :-) Either way, its a ways out and im lovin my new Overland!!
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Re: 2014 CRD/8spd, early 2013 release!

You both raise good points, but I don't think I can wait. I'm sure I'll change my mind next week and put an order in for a Hemi Laredo X Stone White with that new Altitude package.

I just have to figure out how to add aftermarket power-folding mirrors so I can get the damn thing into my garage.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:59 PM
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I'm sure I'll change my mind next week and put an order in for a Hemi Laredo X Stone White with that new Altitude package
The 2012 model year is closed for ordering...
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Re: 2014 CRD/8spd, early 2013 release!

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The 2012 model year is closed for ordering...
Hmmm... My dealer on Sunday said I could still order one.

Does that mean Altitudes won't be available as custom orders? (the Jeep website lists them as 2012 models)

When do things open up for 2013 ordering? Thanks.
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Hmmm... My dealer on Sunday said I could still order one.

Does that mean Altitudes won't be available as custom orders? (the Jeep website lists them as 2012 models)

When do things open up for 2013 ordering? Thanks.
Your dealer is mistaken, or is telling you that to "get" your order, and will end up having to "find" you a vehicle in inventory.

Order banks for all models of the Grand Cherokee closed on Friday April 27th.

2013 banks will open on June 6th.
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Re: 2014 CRD/8spd, early 2013 release!

Milous,

How many Grand Cherokee Altitudes were/are being made? I searched the mopar website for Altitude parts but I can't figure out what the liftgate light bar in brilliant black part number is...? Do you know or do you have a VIN # for a Brilliant Black Altitude WK2 that I can provide my dealer (Woodhouse in Blair NE)? I'm going in on Saturday and it would be great if I could get them to have that part for me to buy and have them put on my Overland. Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to provide me with.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:41 AM
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How many Grand Cherokee Altitudes were/are being made? I searched the mopar website for Altitude parts but I can't figure out what the liftgate light bar in brilliant black part number is...? Do you know or do you have a VIN # for a Brilliant Black Altitude WK2 that I can provide my dealer (Woodhouse in Blair NE)? I'm going in on Saturday and it would be great if I could get them to have that part for me to buy and have them put on my Overland. Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to provide me with.
I don't have a production number, but I do know that orders were strong. Parts are not available yet as they are being dedicated to production. Pricing has not been set, and there are still discrepancies in the part numbers. It may be a couple months before they become available.
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Re: 2014 CRD/8spd, early 2013 release!

Milous,
Are the order books closed for the Export 2012's ?
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Are the order books closed for the Export 2012's ?
I believe so, but I have not been able to 100% confirm since my info just shows U.S./Canada models. If they are still open I would assume they are set to close very soon since 2013 banks open in about 5 weeks.
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