The all-new Jeep Cherokee's dramatic styling has stirred controversy. Photo credit: Chrysler Group.

One look at the sales charts and it's clear that Chrysler needs the Jeep Cherokee, the long-awaited successor to the departed Jeep Liberty. Chrysler's Jeep brand -- one of the greatest SUV brands -- currently has nothing to offer buyers in the midsized SUV segment, one of the hottest corners of the auto market. But a year after the last Liberty was built -- and months after it was originally promised -- the Cherokee has yet to arrive at dealers.

The Jeep Cherokee has already received a lot of attention for its avant-garde styling, but lately it's getting attention because Chrysler has delayed its launch, apparently for quality reasons. In this video, Motley Fool contributor John Rosevear looks at what might be behind the latest delay in the Cherokee's arrival, and at what it means for Chrysler's efforts to keep up with its Detroit rivals.