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Old 02-23-2015, 08:56 PM
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Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee REFRESH

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That's what I'm saying - the all-new Grand Cherokee will be coming in 2017 which will be MY18. Am I missing something?
My dealer told me the refresh was for MY'17. But, he could be wrong. I'll have to stay tuned as more info comes out.

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Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee REFRESH

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My dealer told me the refresh was for MY'17. But, he could be wrong. I'll have to stay tuned as more info comes out.

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Ya, it seems the MY17 is a continuation of the MY16 "refresh"....lifted from Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - future Jeep information

2016 Grand Cherokee (includes WK2Jeeps.com exclusive advance info)

Order banks open - October 26, 2015
Production startup - November 30, 2015
Shortened model year - Production ends July 2016
Sales launch - November/December 2015
6th model year of the 4th generation Grand Cherokee
Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit and 6.4L SRT models continue
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2017 Grand Cherokee (includes WK2Jeeps.com exclusive advance info)

Order banks open - June 2016
Production startup - July 2016
Sales launch - September 2016
7th and final model year for the 4th generation Grand Cherokee


2018 Grand Cherokee (includes WK2Jeeps.com exclusive advance info)

Order banks open - June 2017
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Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee REFRESH

What 14SummitHemi posted is the latest info that I'm aware of as well.

Initially, the all-new model was indeed planned for 2016 as a MY17 but they decided to add another refresh for MY16 and postpone the all-new model by a year to MY18.

I was surprised that they would launch another face-lift just for 2 MYs but I was told Jeep did that before. A face-lift for a single MY, however, would be a bit strange and I'm not sure that would pay off economically...
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:36 PM
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And how about that 8 month only production "year" for MY16?
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Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee REFRESH

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And how about that 8 month only production "year" for MY16?
You're right - if those dates are confirmed, we can be sure that there won't be an all-new MY17 model. A refresh for an 8-month production cycle would be insane...

My best guess is that they want to streamline the timelines and/or compensate for the long MY14-run.

September as sales-launch is quite popular and also used by other manufacturers like BMW.
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Think u blew past that MY17 is just a continuation of the MY16 refresh so it would be a 20 month run overall.
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Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee REFRESH

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Think u blew past that MY17 is just a continuation of the MY16 refresh
Nope, I didn't - quite the opposite...

I was just putting the fact that MY16 will only run for 8 months in context to bill_de's theory that we might see an all-new MY17.

I pointed out that a 8-month run for a refresh wouldn't make much sense. 20 months, however, are quite possible.

As I said, I clearly believe that the timeline you posted is legit and I've yet to see any info that contradicts it.
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Duh, obvious on a re-read
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Duh, obvious on a re-read


Happens to me as well - especially when it's getting late..
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Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee REFRESH

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That's what I'm saying - the all-new Grand Cherokee will be coming in 2017 which will be MY18. Am I missing something?
Not missing anything. That's correct!
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I was surprised that they would launch another face-lift just for 2 MYs but I was told Jeep did that before. A face-lift for a single MY, however, would be a bit strange and I'm not sure that would pay off economically...
That's exactly why I thing that whatever "refresh" is planned for MY16-MY17 is very minor...
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