Commercial production of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee began earlier this week in Toledo, and Jeep brand president Mike Manley said the midsize sport utility vehicle will begin arriving in showrooms in August.
Manley said issues with fit and finish that had slowed the launch of this important new vehicle have been worked out, and he said the replacement for the Jeep Liberty would begin shipping in volume this fall.
"We wouldn't go into commercial launch unless we were in the right stage to go into commercial launch," Manley told reporters at a press event here Friday.
Manley dismissed suggestions that this has been a particularly problematic launch for the company.
"You always get issues when you go into production of a new vehicle," he said. "All-new vehicles are more complex than carry-over platforms."