9/24/2013

Chrysler Cuts Cherokee Production

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Chrysler Group LLC has dropped second-shift output of its 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUV in Toledo, Ohio, for two weeks because of a snag shipping already-produced vehicles to dealers, according to the Toledo Blade.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Chrysler Group LLC has dropped second-shift output of its 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUV in Toledo, Ohio, for two weeks because of a snag shipping already-produced vehicles to dealers, according to the Toledo Blade.

Suspending the shift, which had been added in mid-August, idles about 500 workers and reassigns another 600 elsewhere in the Toledo production complex.

Chrysler says it has produced about 9,400 of the all-new Cherokee since late June. But the company confirms none of those vehicles has reached dealers yet. Shipments were delayed in part by a decision to update software that would make the Cherokee’s new 9-speed automatic transmission operate more smoothly.

The company said previously that the model, which features a dramatically restyled front end, would begin high-volume sales in the third quarter.

RELATED CONTENT

  • GM Names New Top Washington Lobbyist

    Posted: May 30, 2013 at 12:29 amGeneral Motors Co. has promoted Victoria Barnes to executive director for federal affairs, The Detroit News reports.

  • Hyundai to Recall 240,000 Vehicles for Rust Problem

  • Modified Military Humvee Delivers 72% Better Fuel Economy

    Posted: May 23, 2013 at 8:26 pmRicardo Inc. says the American General HMMWV vehicle its team modified with existing technologies delivers better performance and 72% greater fuel economy than the standard Humvee vehicle.Fuel-Efficient Ground Vehicle DemonstratorThe so-called Fuel-Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator (FED) is fitted with a supercharged I-4 Cummins engine, modified drivertrain, low-rolling-resistance Goodyear tires and a new aluminum chassis developed by Alcoa Defense.The FED was built in 2011 at Ricardo’s facility in Detroit in cooperation with the U.S.