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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Production delay in hybrid

I have been told by multiple dealers that production on the hybrid has been delayed until April or May. One of the sales guys who has been working at Chrysler 15 years said he wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being pushed back a year when it's all said and done. Anyone have any additional info?
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I already have a VIN and a VOD. Shipping date is supposed to be Jan 19th.

Do you mean new orders? Or existing orders as well?
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I have been told by multiple dealers that production on the hybrid has been delayed until April or May. One of the sales guys who has been working at Chrysler 15 years said he wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being pushed back a year when it's all said and done. Anyone have any additional info?
Sounds like FUD. They probably heard snippets of info about the Premium not coming out until spring and contorted that into meaning all hybrids are delayed.

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Dealers want to sell what is on their lot. Take anything a salesperson tells you with a box of salt.
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I already have a VIN and a VOD. Shipping date is supposed to be Jan 19th.

Do you mean new orders? Or existing orders as well?
Same here - my shipping is scheduled for Jan 18th. I guess we will find out soon enough - I think generaltso is correct on his point. There are some dealers who didn't read the memo and some mix up premium with platinum etc
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Interesting, keep us posted if/when your hybrids arrive. They didn't say specifically if only new orders were delayed, but they made it sound like all were delayed. I've had 3 dealers tell me that. I had an appointment today to order the hybrid and they basically talked me out of it due to the delay.
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I had an appointment today to order the hybrid and they basically talked me out of it due to the delay.
I believe that's the reason right there. Now they can try to sell you something off the lot.

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Chrysler's total lack of communication and lack of motivated dealers on this car smells fishy. I've emailed 6 dealers in the Bay area and only 1 is only half heartedly getting back to me.

Perhaps related, but I noticed that these dealers also have the same non hybrids sitting on their lots for in some cases months.

Maybe non hybrid sales are slow so Chrysler has no reason to start pumping out more low-margin hybrids. Keep us updated.
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FOr those of you who have VIN and delivery date, Which model did you order, Premium or Platinum?
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Which model did you order, Premium or Platinum?
The Premium will not be available to order until the spring.

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