This certification issue directly contradicts what Milous and chevy_boy have been saying about the hold up.
Not really.This certification issue directly contradicts what Milous and chevy_boy have been saying about the hold up.
the delay is happening with the ram and dart as wellI know I keep hearing that JNAP is "ready to build" the CRD
I don't get it...? They can build the CRD for export in the 2014 but not for here. Is there some other difference other than the SCR that makes it so hard to build for here. The RAM has SCR on on the new Diesels and DEF has been around for a few years now so I wouldn't think there would be a lack of know how.
Is there something that was discovered during the Export build that is affecting the decision to produce for here?
Here here. I'm in!^
OK, we then can conclude that someone is being a real dick. Maybe it's all of the above- except Milous and Chevy. They're something different.
Let's start a class action lawsuit against the EPA and the marketing department on the grounds that we don't want them to be dicks and that our CRDs will have depreciated too much by Q4.
Even if the EPA is the holdup, I still think it comes back to Chrysler/Jeep execs not having their ducks in a row, which other SUV companies seem to be able to do without all the drama from Jeep.If EPA is the hold up :banghead:
More likely full production is being used for 3.6s and there is little remaining capacity for 3.2s that go into lower profit margin cars.
Also if introed now, it could take sales from WK2s.
That said if I were in the market for a replacement for my '12, I'd probably consider the Cherokee. Wonder why it is not flex-fuel.
They should have spent some of that money on a re-done front and rear for the Cherokee... Good golly miss molly that thing is ugly!! In any case I agree with everyone on this board Chryfi needs to get their shit together with the diesel.They also made a very large investment in Toledo north where the new Cherokee will be built and time is money. They are not going to just let this plant sit idle because they don't want to take sales from the WK2. This vehicle will be launched as soon as they can. That's why they spent all this money developing it.
Agree Jeep definitely needed to manage the red tape if that is the hold up.Even if the EPA is the holdup, I still think it comes back to Chrysler/Jeep execs not having their ducks in a row, which other SUV companies seem to be able to do without all the drama from Jeep.
The VW Touareg TDI, the Porsche Cayenne Diesel and the Mercedes ML350 BlueTec all have similar diesel engines, 8-speed transmissions and emissions control technology to the Jeep GC CRD. Those other SUV's have EPA certification---the current VW Treg model since 2011. It shouldn't be an excuse from Jeep to not be able to get it right for EPA certification, IF that is part of the holdup.