Chrysler SUVs Temporarily Lose Color Options

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Those looking for a colorful Jeep Grand Cherokee or Dodge Durango will have to hold out for a few months.

Chrysler is updating the paint shop at its Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit to allow for more complex colors. Until the process is finished sometime around February 2015, Chrysler customers will only be able to order the SUVs in black, white, silver or gray.

Supply may also get a little thin, as the plant will fully stop production for about three weeks starting on Dec. 22 to accommodate the updates to the paint shop. When all is said and done, Chrysler says the new painting process will allow for better paint jobs and more color options that will slowly become available once the plant is back up and running.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

This color hiccup shouldn’t influence purchases too much, as just 19 percent of all unsold Grand Cherokees are painted something other than black, white, gray or silver. Likewise, just 8 percent of unsold Durangos are painted a real color.

[Source: Automotive News]

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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