Marchionne: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be delayed if it isn’t flawless

Speaking today at his keynote speech to the Automotive Forum 2010 in New York, Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne said that he will delay the launch of Chrysler’s redesigned 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee if he doesn’t think the vehicle’s quality is flawless.

The 2011 Jeep Gran Cherokee is scheduled to go on sale in June or early July.

“It is the signature vehicle” of Fiat-run Chrysler — the first all-new vehicle since Italy’s Fiat took over — and will be seen sign of the quality of all successive Chrysler-Fiat vehicles,” Marchionne said. “The Grand Cherokee “must be flawless'” he said. “It will not be launched (on time) otherwise.”

Chrysler recently kicked off production of its 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine, which will make its debut in the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It has been previously reported that prices for the 2011 Grand Cherokee SUV will start at $31,480 for the base Laredo E model.

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– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: DriveOn