Chrysler is using a new refrigerant in the 2014 Cherokee. It is a first for the company as the new refrigerant contributes to improved CAFE standards. It is a bit more expensive to buy and you need to ensure that your vehicle is serviced with the correct refrigerant. There has also been some concern that it is flammable at extremely high temperatures.
Fiat already in a strategic partnership and leadership role with Chrysler since acquiring 30% of the company in 2009. Today Fiat finished the deal by buying out shares owned by the UAW trust. This gives Fiat full control of Chrysler Group and stops the pending IPO the UAW was forcing on Fiat which may have led to the failure of both companies.
This means we can expect to see continued innovation and change within Chrysler group.
Now that the Cherokee has been out for about two months we are starting to see some options to customize your new wheels. When shopping for accessories and customizations for the Cherokee, please check with the manufacturer before ordering as some parts are listed for the Cherokee and are really for the Grand Cherokee or the Liberty. Many are available from MOPAR, a division of the Chrysler Group. Have you found an accessory that we should add to the list?
Custom Leather Upholstery
Pick material, texture, perforation, stitching, piping, logos, and color combinations when recovering your seats. Available from Canada Seat Skins.
Custom Dash Trim
From wooddash.com you can trick out your dash and doors with 42 piece simulated wood, fiber, and metallic finishes.
For the times when you want to drive out to nowhere to be able to bike somewhere breathtaking. Available at mopar.com.
Available for luggage, boats, canoes, etc. at mopar.com.
Help keep street grime off your paint. Available at mopar.com.
Ambient Lighting Kit
Illuminate the front footwells for easier visibility. Available at mopar.com.
Collapsable Pet Kennel
Keep fido or kitty safer when traveling with this large kennel. Available at mopar.com.
Despite moans from hardcore Jeep enthusiasts about the styling of the new Cherokee, it had a great first full month with over 10,000 units sold. The Cherokee, in no small part, contributed to the 14% sales gain for Chrysler Group during November with no signs of slowing down. The Cherokee is also widely expected to land a win at this year’s The North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards due to its daring styling, well balanced of on-road and off-road handling, and very innovative technology features.