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Jeep brand president Mike Manley said that the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee will hit showrooms in August.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee started production earlier this week and Mainley said that all fit and finish issues, which slowed the launched, have been fixed. Shipments for the model, which is the replacement for the Jeep Liberty, will begin this fall.

“We wouldn’t go into commercial launch unless we were in the right stage to go into commercial launch,” Manley told reporters at a press event here Friday.

Manley added that around 85% of the production this year will come from North America, but vehicle will be exported to China and several countries in Europe by the end of this year. Volume international shipments are to begin in 2014. According to the car manufacturer, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be available to its future customers from 22,995 USD, without the 995 USD destination charge.

“You always get issues when you go into production of a new vehicle,” he said. “All-new vehicles are more complex than carry-over platforms.”

The model is powered by a 2.4 liter Tigershark four-cylinder engine, which is producing a total output of 184 HP (137 kW) and it has a peak torque of 171 lb-ft (231 Nm).

Source: The Detroit News