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post #11 of 56 (permalink) Old 03-04-2017, 04:24 PM
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That's a huge shock. I thought everything was on time and good to go. Any reason that it's getting pushed back so far?
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post #12 of 56 (permalink) Old 03-06-2017, 09:20 AM
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Not sure why the delay since initial rumors suggests that it was going to debut later this year and then go into production the following year. Maybe they want to give themselves a bit of leeway in case JK demand picks up.
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Odds are its more predicated on what's happening on an R&D level. A product that has been around long enough like the JK paying Jeep many times over is safe to chop off even if there is still good demand, this sort of stuff happens all the time.

But with how incremental the changes seem to be from JK to JL, so far there are very few reasons to be attached to a brand new 2017 Wrangler.
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Demand for the JK may go up a bit once the JL goes on sale as the older model is bound to get some discounts. People may rather go with the better deal than a newer model and that's where Jeep may need the production resources.

Or they could be working out a few kinks in the pickup.
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Demand for the JK may go up a bit once the JL goes on sale as the older model is bound to get some discounts. People may rather go with the better deal than a newer model and that's where Jeep may need the production resources.

Or they could be working out a few kinks in the pickup.
On the used market, sure, but if you're talking new (I assume) then that doesn't make any sense. If the JL turns out to be a dud then yes, but at this rate that's not even close to happening. Whatever we're not getting is insignificant.
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Aside from an R&D delay, my only other theory as to why the pickup is taking so long is because Jeep wants to make sure they have enough production capacity for the JL's release in case its sales soar.
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It's sales will probably soar so that could be true. It could be a plethora of things, but the main thing is, a few more years and we should be alright. Either way with the JL coming out, we can sort of look onto that and see how it goes. Obviously it'll go well, but any drivetrain issues from that Hurricane engine
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Aside from an R&D delay, my only other theory as to why the pickup is taking so long is because Jeep wants to make sure they have enough production capacity for the JL's release in case its sales soar.
Valid point since that does correlates to the volume of dollars they've been pumping into the manufacturing plant, it's A LOT.

But at the same time when they have a product that has long been successful and they have numbers as to what to expect, it would be factored in since day one. On top of that they are projected to sell this in more markets. So you can throw that theory out the window.
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Jeep never really released a statement as to why the delay is happening and the reason is unclear. That's the only theory I got, maybe they're even taking into account the production of the new Compass?
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They could need more space in Toledo and they haven't cleared out yet? (Cherokee is moving to the Belvidere assembly plant.)
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