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Old 12-29-2012, 12:04 AM
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Yep, they will have the 8spd.
Ok now it just got more difficult hope the 8spd augments everything overall
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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Yep, they will have the 8spd.
I know this has already been answered in one of the many pages, but will this be at launch or months after? That would be an ultimate deal breaker for me if it will be a late delivery feature.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:38 AM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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I know this has already been answered in one of the many pages, but will this be at launch or months after? That would be an ultimate deal breaker for me if it will be a late delivery feature.
Although this is an old, long thread, the original post has been continually updated. The 8 speed should be standard at launch.

Take a look at OP for more info.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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Interior is great, the TFT display is nicer than the Darts and the Rams

Dash was awesome, the new style steering wheel is nice as well.

Most likely all of this you all already know but I was too excited not to post something!
Thanks a lot for this post really interesting!

When you say TFT you mean the one between the gauges right? Can you describe the integration a bit more? What about the resolution?

Does the steering wheel still have the wooden upper part?
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:12 AM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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Don't tell the dealers anything, make them get the info from forums and elsewhere online and then expect them to know all about the product. Makes no sense, but that's kinda why I think I'm destined to leave Jeep this year. Corporate doesn't want us lowly salespeople having too much info and when we request info no one gets back to us. Yet they want us to know the product and be professionals. Oh well sorry for the rant.
When it comes to releasing official information they are all over the place. It is not uncommon for them to release images of new vehicles AFTER they arrive on dealer lots (!!). And the images they release are far and few between - a recent example is the Alpine/Vapor models of which only 3 pics were released of each, none of which were interior shots.

And, oddly enough, just a few weeks ago they re-released the press release for the 2013 Jeep SRT (!!), highlighting the Alpine and Vapor models. As everyone knows order banks have long been closed, and there is not a glut of '13s out there, not to mention the 14s are just around the corner.

I'm curious, did the 2014 that they brought by your dealership come in an enclosed trailer, or was it driven in? If the latter, anyone could have snapped pics along the way (as they have already done with other pre-production models).
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:32 AM
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What?.. I'm curious to know what he thought of them. Lol..
LOL the plastic seats....
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:55 AM
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Although this is an old, long thread, the original post has been continually updated. The 8 speed should be standard at launch.

Take a look at OP for more info.
From what I understand is that there are different models of the 8 speed for the different torque and horsepower values that the engines produce.
Something like ZF8 HP 45, ZF8 HP 70, ZF 8 HP 1,000,000,000 for the biggest hemi.... you get the idea.
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and to clarify...I was TOLD it had a "willys jeep" on the highbeam reflector thingy.....I was wrong to assume it was the same as the 11-13'

This may be insider info or I missed something as I only joined this year but I'm wondering how there is different info released about the same thing at times. I know that Milous and Marlon & Chevyboy work at the plant and see things first hand but other people have given tidbits and information that sometimes are spot-on but sometimes conflicting with what those on the inside have said. The above post is just one example of this (not to pick on or single out Scottina at all it's just that's the most recent one and I've been wondering about this for some time).

I guess all I'm saying is it's confusing and I have no idea where these others are getting their insider info if they don't work at or for Chrysler.
There's gotta be a mole somewhere, right?
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:06 AM
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The tranny / engine combos are shown in the OP and at wk2jeeps.com.
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Hey Pat, what'd you think of the new "plastic" seats?
The only plastic I saw was on the back of the front seats that held the screens for the rear entertainment. The guy wouldn't let us sit inside very long and it was dark.

The TFT display just looked richer in my opinion. Better resolution than the Dart and integrated really well. Steering wheel did have the wood but was the current wood used on the Summits.

The wheels were not 5 spoke so I guess just test wheels. I thought they were ugly.

@milous the guy was driving it. He didn't have the license plate attached outside, it was taped inside the rear glass. Thanks for the app ill try it today.
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Pat,

thanks in advance for trying to restore the pictures... would be very cool, if it works.

Another question about that car... do you remember about the part between the seats... is it still the same cheap plastic or sweet real brushed Aluminium?

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

The "since 1941" emblem thingy has me thinking out loud here....The 75th anniversary will be in 2016 model year which means it should come out in 2015 (only 2 years away). This also is 1 year before the next model re-do in 2016 (MY 2017).

I know this is the 2014 thread but what unique things have they done for prior "anniversary" years such as the 65th and so on?
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