In a move which could allow Land Rover to claim the world’s first use of a nine-speed automatic transmission in a light-duty vehicle, Jeep has reportedly pushed back the production date of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee from May 13 to June 17. The change, which is still unconfirmed, is not surprising given the extensive factory renovations at Toledo North, as well as the new nine-speed automatic which may not yet have started full production, the new 3.2 liter V6 engine, and even the new four wheel drive system, which has not yet been officially released. In short, many components of the Jeep Cherokee are brand new, along with much of the machinery that will be used to make it, and any one of them could have caused a hold to be put on production. Chrysler leaders seemed very confident that the company would be the first to use the..
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