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Post your 2020 build status!

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Hey everyone!

I haven't seen a thread like this yet, but apologies if one already exists.

What is the status of your 2020 cherokee order?!?!!!

I ordered a trailhawk on 7/11 and am currently in D1 status with an est. ship date of 8/10. I've been following a wrangler build status thread and it seems like some of the new '20 models are already arriving at dealers with many more scheduled to be delivered within the coming week. I know the new MY wranglers started production in late July...anyone know if cherokees started around the same time, or are they starting now in August?? The waiting game sucks, but will be totally worth it! :grin:

Here is a copy of FCA vehicle order codes for reference...from https://www.jeepfan.com/tech/chrysler-jeep-vehicle-order-codes/

BX – good order available for scheduling

BB – fleet order only – review by bid department

BD – special equipment processing

BE – edit error – coding error which must be corrected before order can be scheduled

BG – order has passes edit but cannot be scheduled regardless of sold status

Reason Codes:
F – finance hold – automatic cancellation after 15 days

B – model or option build out

L – material restriction

M – material hold (fleet)

ZA – canceled order

C – tentative schedule

D – firm schedule: serial number assigned, approx time in station – 5 days

D1 – gateline: unit sequenced for production, est ship date assigned, Approx time in station – 12 days

E – framing

F – paint

G – trim

I – unit built, pending final inspection

J – vehicle passed final inspection but not released to carrier

JB – shipped to body vendor

JE – shipped to emissions

JJ – consigned to body vendor

JS – shipped to storage

KZ – released by plant and invoiced

Traffic Codes:
KZ L – released but not shipped KZ M – first rail departure

KZ N – first rail arrival

KZ O – delayed/received

KZ OA – plant hold, quality audit

KZ OB – zone, dealer, sales, vehicle prep, tax, diversion or derailment hold, dealer refusal, vehicle diverted

KZ OC – carrier delay, strike-bound, emission or safety hold, rail car shortage, bad or insufficient load, inclement weather, need shipping order, manifest error

KZ OD – mechanical failure, glass damage, vehicle in repair, lacking parts or storage hold

KZ OE – misdropped or misshipped vehicle

KZ OF – shipped air freight, stolen vehicle recovered, show vehicle, test info code, vessel sailed

KZ OG – damaged vehicle, stolen vehicle, abandon to carrier, vehicle scrapped, donate vehicle, repair and auction

KZ OH – all other “O” type carrier codes

KZ T – second rail departure

KZ U – second rail arrival

KZ X – delivered to dealer

KZ Y1 – major damage – must not be sold as new

KZ Y2 – major damage – vehicle sold at auction
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Any significant changes to 2020 models?
Just for grins, I tracked down a 2019 and 2020 KL Limited on the same dealer lot in Maryland. Both had the 3.2L engine, AD1, and customer preferred package 2TG and 26G. I ran the VINs to get the build sheets. The 2020 had the Luxury Group and GPS Nav package. Other than the expected differences with those packages and color, nothing popped out as different in the build sheets.

Based on a sample of 1, 2020 = 2019!

Since the Limited has all the bells and whistles, I wouldn't expect the 2020 Trailhawk (and Elite) to have anything special either. Feel free to prove me wrong!
Great find. From that same article:

New for 2020:
  • Advanced Safety Group (Lane Departure Warning-Plus, Forward Collision Warning-Plus, rain-sensing wipers) available on Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited and Overland models
  • Alexa Skill Technology available on Uconnect 4C/4C NAV with 8.4-inch display
  • Sangria and Spitfire Orange exterior paint colors
  • Latitude models receive standard 17-inch aluminum wheel
  • Available 19-inch wheel on Limited model
  • Ski Grey interior available on Latitude Plus model

So there you have it, the differences between the 2019 and 2020.
The Jeep.com site still has "Build your own" still up for 2019. Here's what I found...

Advanced Safety Group or its features are not available for 2019 Latitude or Latitude Plus. That looks to be "new". Limited and Overland get the features in the Technology Group. That just appears to be a fine-tune of available packages.

BTW - the "Plus" seems to be the new (old) moniker for the Lane Departure Warning & Forward Collision Warning. Goes back as far as 2014:


It was introduced in the 2019 KL models. The "Plus" gives more fine-tuning of the LaneSense and FCW functions.

As far as the other features...

Alexa Skill Technology is getting Amazon involved with Uconnect. Today Uconnect! Tomorrow the world! Oh, wait. Already there.

I don't know how you can overlook the new, improved, completely different colors and wheels. The colors have been available on other models. I'm pretty sure Spitfire Orange will make the KL go much, MUCH the same speed. The aluminum wheels were already standard on the Latitude Plus, now that includes the plain ol' Latitude too. And the 19" wheels were already on the Overland, so it's just "new" for the Limited.

So, really, nothing "new" except for Amazon getting into every aspect of life. ...but that's not really new either.
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Well, I can't find any mention of the 2020 Overland on the Jeep website. Am I missing it? Thanks.
Yup. Still as of today (Oct 23, 2019) nothing on "Build & Price", but they do exist:


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