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WK2OverlandII 03-18-2011 11:13 AM

Why is it called WK2?
 
Why are the new Grand Cherokee's called WK2 and not WL? All previous models got a new letter designation why not this one?

Scottina06 03-18-2011 11:19 AM

Re: Why is it called WK2?
 
from what we have been told by the engineers...it "was" gonna be the WL until Cerebus took over at ChryCo. They wanted it to stay as the WK followed by a series of numbers. That will change with the next model from what im told.

ternst 03-18-2011 11:52 AM

Re: Why is it called WK2?
 
What do the W and K stand for?

blackpepper 03-18-2011 12:04 PM

Re: Why is it called WK2?
 
Nothing, just model letters.

SJ ZJ JK KK KJ WJ WK XK XJ TJ YJ ............ WK2???

White Chocolate 03-18-2011 01:14 PM

Re: Why is it called WK2?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blackpepper (Post 378274)
Nothing, just model letters.

SJ ZJ JK KK KJ WJ WK XK XJ TJ YJ ............ WK2???

Sure does look weird eh...hmm trippy

Bmwister 03-18-2011 05:21 PM

Re: Why is it called WK2?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 378241)
from what we have been told by the engineers...it "was" gonna be the WL until Cerebus took over at ChryCo. They wanted it to stay as the WK followed by a series of numbers. That will change with the next model from what im told.

Another reason I hate when capital management firms try running companies in business markets that they know nothing about.

netcoolery 03-18-2011 07:57 PM

Re: Why is it called WK2?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bmwister (Post 378469)
Another reason I hate when capital management firms try running companies in business markets that they know nothing about.

Hey, if that's the worst thing they did ("WK2") then Chrysler got off easy :lol:

Scottina06 03-18-2011 08:23 PM

Re: Why is it called WK2?
 
Dailmer and Cerebus just about destroyed ChryCo...mostly dailmer

Dan JGC 03-18-2011 09:33 PM

Re: Why is it called WK2?
 
The old joke was what do they call DaimlerChrysler in Germany? Answer: Daimler.

The joke is that it wasn't a merger of the two, it was a takeover of Chrysler by Daimler.

Marlin 03-18-2011 09:46 PM

Re: Why is it called WK2?
 
WK2 should have been called "Gull", short for Seagull. Coz for the price, it shits all over everything :)

SvenskaJeepGuy 03-18-2011 11:17 PM

Re: Why is it called WK2?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Marlin (Post 378659)
WK2 should have been called "Gull", short for Seagull. Coz for the price, it shits all over everything :)


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carlosmp 03-19-2011 12:00 AM

Re: Why is it called WK2?
 
I'm not sure about all designations, but I'm know the first wrangler was called the CJ that stood for Civilian Jeep.
It would be interesting to know if the rest do in deed stand for something, or nothing at all


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