|Number of Diesel Libertys not limited.|
The CarConnection.com is reporting that DaimlerChrysler is not limiting the number of Common Rail Diesel (CRD) Libertys that will be built this year. Previously, it was rumored that only 5,000 would be produced. Here's a snippet:
Chrysler Group, executive vice president-product development Eric Ridenour says that the company is not limited to a set number of diesel Jeep Libertys on sale now at dealerships. "Somewhere it got picked up that we were limited to 5000 and that's just not true," says Ridenour. Based on sales last month, Chrysler could sell at least twice that number and probably more. "We can build as many as customers want," says Ridenour. Despite demand, Chrysler has a $500 incentive on the Liberty Turbodiesel. And, before options are added on, it's transacting for about $24,180, according to Edmunds.com. A 3.7-liter V-6 gas Liberty sells for about $22,275 after a $1,500 rebate, says Edmunds.
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