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SalesOctober 2010 Jeep Sales Double Compared to 2009
Posted by mike on 2010/11/4 13:33:15 (1678) reads

From a Chrysler press release

The Jeep Brand posted a 111 percent sales increase compared with the same month a year ago. All Jeep models in production posted a sales gain during October. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the brand's volume leader, increased 291 percent in October compared with a year ago, driven predominately by sales of the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee was named "SUV of Texas" by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA). The automotive industry's new benchmark, premium SUV also was named "Full-Size SUV of Texas" by this influential panel of automotive journalists. The 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara complete with an all-new interior, body-color hard top, and legendary Jeep capability took home the "Mid-Size SUV of Texas" crown.

Sales of the iconic Jeep Wrangler increased 49 percent compared with October 2009. Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass also had a strong October as each model posted triple-digit percentage sales increases. The new 2011 Jeep Patriot, the affordable compact sport-utility vehicle, arrives in dealership showrooms this month with rugged new exterior styling, interior enhancements, and refinements to the suspension and steering systems.

Jeep U.S. Sales Summary Thru October 2010

Month Sales

Vol %

Sales CYTD

Vol %

Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Compass

778

327

138%

15,087

10,352

46%

Patriot

2,931

1,148

155%

31,399

26,744

17%

Wrangler

7,908

5,305

49%

79,531

70,350

13%

Liberty

3,968

2,725

46%

41,157

35,378

16%

Grand Cherokee

12,721

3,256

291%

60,898

43,146

41%

Commander

174

739

-76%

7,954

9,582

-17%

JEEP BRAND

28,480

13,500

111%

236,026

195,552

21%

Selling Days

27

28

255

257

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Renegade
Posted: 2010/11/5 14:38  Updated: 2010/11/5 14:38
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 Re: October 2010 Jeep Sales Double Compared to 2009
My friends keep asking me why I keep buying older Jeeps instead of the newer ones. They seem specifically confused when I opted not to sell my XJ after I bought my TJ. Jeep really doesn't have a vehicle that compares to the Cherokee. Sure, it has some nice vehicles but none of them offer what the Cherokee offered. The Patriot could have been so much more. So could the Liberty. I was hoping that the updated Liberty would have been more XJ-like in terms of specs and capability.

2 million XJ buyers can't all have been wrong. We've always thought it was the bean counters who controlled decisions at Chrysler-Jeep, but if they did, surely they would have noticed the correlation.

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xjgary
Posted: 2010/11/15 14:49  Updated: 2010/11/15 14:49
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 Re: October 2010 Jeep Sales Double Compared to 2009
See the current Allpar article on the SEMA show. They have pics of the Mopar prepared XJ with a Mopar crate 4.7 stroker engine, and also a Wrangler with Portal axles. Tons of underbody clearance without needing super huge tires. That's a Wrangler I'd be happy with!

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Posted: 2010/11/5 13:54  Updated: 2010/11/5 13:54
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 Re: October 2010 Jeep Sales Double Compared to 2009
It's wonderful to see thenumbers going up at such a high rate during a deep recession. But consider that during it's 18 year production run, the XJ Cherokee averaged over 160,000 units per year and topped out at over 286,000+ units per year in 1996. Consider how the numbers might look if they still built a vehicle that fit the Cherokee concept (lightweight, rugged, comfortable but rugged interior, big baggage area for camping, good fuel mileage, a decent low range, solid axles, and very trail capable) all for a decent price. The only thing Jeep has now to compare it to is the Wrangler Unlimited, but it is limited by it's underpowered minivan engine, wide width that eliminates it from narrow Jeep trails, and it's very overweight. I don't care for the blind spot created by the fold down windshield. The fuel mileage sucks and the price tag is too high.

Still waiting for a worthy updated replacement.
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