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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-09-2016, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Jeep Scrambler Delayed

The Jeep Scrambler was supposed to be debuted around the second half to late 2017 but now it's been pushed back to mid 2018. Which means this Jeep pickup could even come as a 2019 model unfortunately.

This adds a bit more to the wait, but hopefully this doesn't hinder anyone's choice on going with the Scrambler. I'll be eagerly waiting, and hey, at least I can put towards saving up to drop a fat down payment on it
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This could drive away some potential buyers whose leases are ending and need something soon. Was any reason given for why the release date has been pushed back?
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This could drive away some potential buyers whose leases are ending and need something soon. Was any reason given for why the release date has been pushed back?
yeah but does it really matter?
anyone who really wants a scambler will still end up getting one.
it's a long term game, so what if they delay it for another year, 2 years or 3 years, what matters is they bring a solid product to the market.
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Can't remember exactly why but thankfully it's not pushed back a crazy amount of time. An extra 2 years or so is fine. Let them work out more details and potential kinks and give them some more testing time.
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Would be good to know why it was pushed back, maybe a mechanical problem they can't figure out? some delays will raise concerns for future reliability, but if it's just a delay with the manufacturing facility then there's not much to worry about.
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-13-2016, 10:27 AM
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Apparently, it could be due to FCA trying to erase their net debt. The Jeep Wagoneer is put on hold and now the wrangler pickup is delayed. Probably not mechanical, but financial problems.
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Grand Wagoneer is getting delayed because it's too large for the platform they want to put it on and they don't have the money to design a new platform from scratch. They're looking towards Dodge now to see if they can utilize the Ram platform for a body-on-frame setup.
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That's what they're saying and for all we know it could be for other reasons they don't want to mention. One of those reasons might even be the fact they think its too risky to launch right now and the whole financial thing plays into it as well. If you look within their recent history you'll see they lost a lot of money.

What they brand needs is more products that will bring them that liquid cash flow.

Time to take a page out of Toyota's book. They have enough cash flow to buy FCA 3 times over.
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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-14-2016, 10:28 AM
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With how low gas prices have been recently, it would make more sense for Jeep to release a Wrangler pickup on time. The segment seems to be booming recently with so many pickups being released or updated this year.
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With how low gas prices have been recently, it would make more sense for Jeep to release a Wrangler pickup on time. The segment seems to be booming recently with so many pickups being released or updated this year.
Even if gas prices went up it still wouldn't stop people from buying them, petrol engines still have a long way to go in terms of development, hence why some brands don't bother jump on developing hybrid systems or going as far as getting into EV's.

So brands like Jeep still have another 5-7+ years to push petrol engines before going the next level of green.
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