Flashy unveiling for new Cherokee

Mar 28, 2013 Full story: www.toledoblade.com 37

Jeep debuted its 2014 Cherokee on Wednesday by driving the new sport utility vehicle up a perilous-looking rock formation inside the New York International Auto Show.

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WTH

Waterford, MI

#25 Mar 29, 2013
I havent yet met someone personally that likes the new look. I had to convince them it's a jeep and they thought I was joking.They sure screwed this one up.
greatful

Toledo, OH

#26 Apr 1, 2013
I can't believe all the ungrateful people on this post. I never saw so many people bad mouthing their company and the products they produce. How about a little pride and support in your company? So the new cherokee is a little different looking, but with that comes a fresh new look. We'll get accustomed to it. Like new songs you hear for the first time, they really grow on you. Why redesign it when they engineers have put countless hours into research and have come up with a unique vehicle that will, undoubtedly become a top seller in it's class. C'mon, lets support this new vehicle and build 'em with pride.
greatful

Toledo, OH

#27 Apr 1, 2013
Correction: ungrateful people on this forum. Not on this post, specifically.
gvewxtn

United States

#28 Apr 1, 2013
greatful wrote:
I can't believe all the ungrateful people on this post. I never saw so many people bad mouthing their company and the products they produce. How about a little pride and support in your company? So the new cherokee is a little different looking, but with that comes a fresh new look. We'll get accustomed to it. Like new songs you hear for the first time, they really grow on you. Why redesign it when they engineers have put countless hours into research and have come up with a unique vehicle that will, undoubtedly become a top seller in it's class. C'mon, lets support this new vehicle and build 'em with pride.
So, since I work for Chrysler I have to blindly like or have pride in all things Chrysler? I sure as heck don't. Right, it's different, so that automatically makes it good? Um, no it doesn't. Yes we'll get accustomed to it. duh. It's the design that they have and will have for quite awhile. So all the songs you didnt like when you first heard it, you ended up liking it simply because you heard more often? No, certainly not the case. Unfortunately it will continue to be FUGLY. I'm not asking for a redesign. Just the design they came up with is so horrible, that's all. It's ok to have your own opinion on things. Just like you are allowed to blindly think everything Chrysler makes or designs is good. Though, not sure why anyone would want to think like that.
grateful

Toledo, OH

#29 Apr 1, 2013
gvewxtn wrote:
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So, since I work for Chrysler I have to blindly like or have pride in all things Chrysler? I sure as heck don't. Right, it's different, so that automatically makes it good? Um, no it doesn't. Yes we'll get accustomed to it. duh. It's the design that they have and will have for quite awhile. So all the songs you didnt like when you first heard it, you ended up liking it simply because you heard more often? No, certainly not the case. Unfortunately it will continue to be FUGLY. I'm not asking for a redesign. Just the design they came up with is so horrible, that's all. It's ok to have your own opinion on things. Just like you are allowed to blindly think everything Chrysler makes or designs is good. Though, not sure why anyone would want to think like that.
Glad for the intelligent feedback. You're right, of course, in saying we shouldn't blindly think everything Chrysler does is the 'end all'. But really, my point of that post is this: there would be a lot more job satisfaction with the right attitude. I am proud to work for Chrysler. I wish everyone else felt the same way. I know if I had hired teenagers to do odd jobs at my house, I surely wouldn't want them grumbling and dissing me the entire time I was shelling out a decent wage for them. Ok, enough venting from me. I hope you understood my point.

Since: Mar 13

Clinton Township, MI

#30 Apr 1, 2013
Looks are Subjective. What is ugly to one person may be beautiful to another. Until its official released for sale we won't know. I do know Chrysler tried and failed with more conventional designs, such as the Liberty, Patriot, Compass, so a completely different design approach is a good thing. I'm predicting huge success for the new Cherokee.
gvewxtn

United States

#31 Apr 1, 2013
grateful wrote:
<quoted text>Glad for the intelligent feedback. You're right, of course, in saying we shouldn't blindly think everything Chrysler does is the 'end all'. But really, my point of that post is this: there would be a lot more job satisfaction with the right attitude. I am proud to work for Chrysler. I wish everyone else felt the same way. I know if I had hired teenagers to do odd jobs at my house, I surely wouldn't want them grumbling and dissing me the entire time I was shelling out a decent wage for them. Ok, enough venting from me. I hope you understood my point.
I do now that you clarified it. But you realize we live in a different time. We are doing what is now possible......anonymously venting about whatever we want. Couldn't do that 20 years ago. So it seems like more people are unhappy now when the reality is its probably the same as it always has been. In a large company you have unhappy workers and workers who bring others down. You will always have that, even in small businesses. No matter how much someone gets paid you will always have unhappy employees. money doesn't equate to happiness. I don't care if a guy grumbles and disses Chrysler endlessly. Not going to change how I work and Chrsyler doesn't care about that either. Show up, do your job, don't get hurt and do it again tomorrow. That's all they want from us.
gvewxtn

United States

#32 Apr 1, 2013
SelfMotivated wrote:
Looks are Subjective. What is ugly to one person may be beautiful to another. Until its official released for sale we won't know. I do know Chrysler tried and failed with more conventional designs, such as the Liberty, Patriot, Compass, so a completely different design approach is a good thing. I'm predicting huge success for the new Cherokee.
Well put. I sure hope people love ugly. I want them to buy them like crazy. You are right, maybe different will be good. Different sure wasn't good with the Aztec. Let's hope this doesn't have the same fate.
James

Toledo, OH

#33 Apr 1, 2013
jnapissed wrote:
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Stopping by because they couldnt believe you could make a jeep that ugly. How sad is it when your VP of Design says...."it grows on you". Why would you create something the you can't like instantly, but yet have to hope it grows on you. They certainly screwed this ong up big time. How embarrassing.
You're an embarrassment!

Since: Mar 13

Clinton Township, MI

#34 Apr 1, 2013
gvewxtn wrote:
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Well put. I sure hope people love ugly. I want them to buy them like crazy. You are right, maybe different will be good. Different sure wasn't good with the Aztec. Let's hope this doesn't have the same fate.
I agree, the Aztec came out in 2001, I believe. It was way ahead of its time from a design standpoint. Even if you look at the new redesigned Ford Escape, it's styling is some what futuristic also. I think with an industry 1st, 9 speed transmission, Trail Rated, and good mpg, it will sell very good, despite the headlights.
DodgeRamOwner4Li fe

Toledo, OH

#36 Apr 1, 2013
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee doesn't look anything like a Pontiac Aztec. I should know because I had one and the Aztec was one ugly vehicle. I don't know why people can't think for themselves and stop echoing what is said all through the internet about it being an Pontiac Aztec, Fiat Multipla or Nissan Murano because as soon as everyone likes it then it'll be a different story. most people saying that it's ugly have no room to talk because most naysayers can't even afford a 10 year old car with 100,000 miles on it let alone a brand new vehicle. Change is not necessarily bad and if you see the vehicle in person it doesn't look half as bad as it did in early photos. Nobody wants an boxy, blocky, bulky car/suv/truck anymore and the designers that Chrysler hired knows this all too well. If you think Chrysler made a bad move with the Jeep Cherokee design then you're in for a big surprise with their future vehicle line up.

Since: Mar 13

Clinton Township, MI

#37 Apr 1, 2013
DodgeRamOwner4Life wrote:
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee doesn't look anything like a Pontiac Aztec. I should know because I had one and the Aztec was one ugly vehicle. I don't know why people can't think for themselves and stop echoing what is said all through the internet about it being an Pontiac Aztec, Fiat Multipla or Nissan Murano because as soon as everyone likes it then it'll be a different story. most people saying that it's ugly have no room to talk because most naysayers can't even afford a 10 year old car with 100,000 miles on it let alone a brand new vehicle. Change is not necessarily bad and if you see the vehicle in person it doesn't look half as bad as it did in early photos. Nobody wants an boxy, blocky, bulky car/suv/truck anymore and the designers that Chrysler hired knows this all too well. If you think Chrysler made a bad move with the Jeep Cherokee design then you're in for a big surprise with their future vehicle line up.
I agree totally. I think the Nissan Juke is as bad as it gets from a design perspective, but their selling. The smartest thing Chrysler did was revive the Cherokee name for this new vehicle. Brand recognition is something that takes years, and many marketing dollars to establish. But one established, it's a permanent. I think Ford learn this the hard way when they tried to replace the Taurus with the Five Hundred. After a few years of low sales, Ford basically, removed the Five Hundred Badge, and put the Taurus name plate on the car. The sales begin to pick up due to people trusting the Taurus brand more, until they introduced the all new Taurus a few year ago. Same here with Jeep. The Cherokee will have buyers, based solely on the Cherokee name.
gvewxtn

Macomb, MI

#38 Apr 1, 2013
DodgeRamOwner4Life wrote:
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee doesn't look anything like a Pontiac Aztec. I should know because I had one and the Aztec was one ugly vehicle. I don't know why people can't think for themselves and stop echoing what is said all through the internet about it being an Pontiac Aztec, Fiat Multipla or Nissan Murano because as soon as everyone likes it then it'll be a different story. most people saying that it's ugly have no room to talk because most naysayers can't even afford a 10 year old car with 100,000 miles on it let alone a brand new vehicle. Change is not necessarily bad and if you see the vehicle in person it doesn't look half as bad as it did in early photos. Nobody wants an boxy, blocky, bulky car/suv/truck anymore and the designers that Chrysler hired knows this all too well. If you think Chrysler made a bad move with the Jeep Cherokee design then you're in for a big surprise with their future vehicle line up.
It's not that it looks like the Aztec. It's just that's it's as ugly as the Aztec. The Aztec was legendary in auto industry with its horrible design. I just personally feel Chrysler made the Cherokke disgustingly ugly....akin to the Aztec. Aztec is gone, Murano is forgotten and reviled for its design as well. Nobody has warmed up to those. The multiple, have no idea about that. But if it's Mentioned in the same sentence as those two, well that thing must be gross as well. So, an ugly car and comparing someone's financial situation on their ability to purchase a used vehicle has what to do with what? I'm sure there was a put down there, somewhere. Just not sure where. Funny that you mention about people on the Internet compare the Cherokee to the Aztec. We aren't the only ones who see the poor design. It's not just me, or those others one here who think the design is FUGLY. it's quite widespread in people's reactions to it. Luckily it's using a well known name in the industry.
slap happy by chrysler

Temperance, MI

#39 Apr 2, 2013
Go to a DEALERSHIP and they have waiting list for the new cherokee,five hundred down deliver it a winner.

Since: Dec 12

Macomb, Mi

#40 Apr 2, 2013
I love the new look...am waiting for it to hit the showroom!!! It will be my first new car purchase ever...have always went for a year or two old, let someone else eat the depreciation...but I love the new design so much I am willing to take it on this!!!! Excited!!
Jeeper83

Temperance, MI

#41 Apr 8, 2013
als0873RN wrote:
I love the new look...am waiting for it to hit the showroom!!! It will be my first new car purchase ever...have always went for a year or two old, let someone else eat the depreciation...but I love the new design so much I am willing to take it on this!!!! Excited!!
Gas milesage for a 4 cyl 4x4 is 23=31 or 6 cyl 4x4= 22=29 take your pick.Think I will get a 6 cyl 4x4 come Sept.
doc1120

Grand Forks, ND

#42 Apr 8, 2013
The Cherokee may be the best crossover in the world, but it's butt ugly and that don't sell. Gilles is doing his best to kill the company that feeds him. The Dart is a dud, thanks to his styling and now strike 2. I predict that the redisigned 200 will be strike 3 and Gilles will be history as will Chrysler. It was good while it lasted, but give him to much power and you see what happens. RIP Chrysler.

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