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Posted by mike on 2005/5/3 0:00:00 (792) reads

Grand Cherokee sales up 16%, overall Jeep sales up 1%

(from a DaimlerChrysler press release)

Chrysler Group reported U.S. Sales for April were 206,546 units, an increase of 5 percent (9 percent increase unadjusted) over April 2004 sales of 189,011 units.  April marks the thirteenth consecutive month of positive sales gains for the Chrysler Group and 18 of the past 19 months the company has achieved year-over-year monthly sales gains.  Retail sales of Chrysler Group vehicles increased 8 percent compared to last year.  All sales are reported on a day-rate adjusted basis unless otherwise indicated.

Jeep brand sales improved 1 percent to 40,547 units, compared to sales of 38,667 units during April 2004.  Sales of the Jeep brand were powered by the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee which posted sales of 18,436 units, an increase of 16 percent compared to previous year sales of 15,301.

        DaimlerChrysler Corporation U.S. Sales Summary Thru April 2005

                                               Month Sales       DR %    Vol %
                    Model                   Curr Yr    Pr Yr    Change  Change
    Wrangler                                 7,882     9,001    -16%    -12%
    Liberty                                 14,229    14,375     -5%     -1%
    Grand Cherokee                          18,436    15,301     16%     20%
        JEEP BRAND                          40,547    38,677      1%      5%


                                               Sales CYTD       DR %     Vol %
                    Model                   Curr Yr    Pr Yr   Change  Change
    Wrangler                                23,571    29,396    -20%    -20%
    Liberty                                 55,138    57,326     -4%     -4%
    Grand Cherokee                          65,550    64,200      2%      2%
        JEEP BRAND                         144,259   150,922     -4%     -4%

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: WK
Yes, WK sales are definitely starting to pick up in my area, I am seeing a lot more WK's on the road lately.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: UhOh
The TJ is taking a beating in sales....i guarantee its the gas mileage couples with Higher Gas Prices.......Toyota sales were up 20% overall last month.....

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Concerned Citizen
YJ = French Jeep


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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
As the YJ went into production shortly before Chrysler's purchase of AMC, your YJ was most likely engineered by the folks from AMC (who at the time was owned by Renault). This means your own Jeep would not be an American Jeep by your standards.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
YJ XJ and ZJ were AMC DESIGNS!!!!...maybe renault did some engineering...but still were AMERICAN.....

Sorry Hyundai is no Renault..nor AMC....NEVER

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
The Global Motor that will be used in the new Wrangler would only be a 4-cylinder version.

Good luck finding a vehicle that doesn't have some international influence.

Hyundai Mobis is a Korea-based company but the workers employed at the new Toledo plant will be American's. In fact, many will be former DCX employees. The same is true with the folks at the paint plant.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
Hyundai-Mobis (BODY) is based in South Korea....

Durr (PAINT) is a German company....

Mitsubishi is partner with DCX in development of new GLOBAL motors for the Jeeps....

How the HECK does this translate to an AMERICAN- SOURCED Supplier like Jeep was when AMC and Kaiser-Frazer was running the place....

Sorry RUBI....That NEW Jeep is as American as SUSHI......

Just the facts, Jack.............

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
Startech (division of Brabus) has released their version of the Grand Cherokee.

http://www.startech.de/s01e.htm

I am not a fan of the cheap plastic look on the front.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
PS: I just realized the Commander article I posted above was an article that has been around a couple of months. I am not sure why Auto123 posted it on their front page. Perhaps a slow news day?


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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jeeper
Good sign, I knew the WK would pick up sooner or later...

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: 96 XJ Owner
well said, the companies are forign but the workers are ameerican, the XJ frame was designed by Renault for AMC. the stick in some early cherokees and YJs was from pugeot a french company. the cherokee auto transmission is made by assin seiki which is a japanese company partly owned by toyota. the stick and transfercase of the tj and gc was made by new venture gear which is now owned by magna-a canadian company. there is international influence everywhere in every car/truck.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
And the CJ-10A, the most powerful Military Jeep ever built (could tow up to 20 tons), used a Nissan diesel engine. It shares the same square headlight design as your YJ.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
And actually AMC was owned by Renault (the FRENCH company that now owns Nissan) from 1982 - 1986. This would mean that you are saying the Cherokee (which was engineered during this time frame) was not an American vehicle?

Your logic is seriously flawed my friend.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
The new Wrangler chassis will be built by Hyundai Mobis, not Hyundai. Hyundai Mobis is a parts maker much like Arvin Meritor, Delphi, etc.

Aside from a possible 4-cylinder option, the engines will be built by DCX, not Mitsubishi.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
Let Jeep and Jeep Wrangler die with dignity before it's too late....The last American Icon shall be no more.

With powertrain by Mitsubishi;
Body by Hyundai;

Even if built in Toledo by Americans.....

It's NOT a True American Jeep....

RIP Jeep....


-From an American
who KNOWS that the
"NEW" Jeep isn't!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
Article about the new Commander:
http://www.auto123.com/en/info/news/previews,view,Jeep.spy?artid=40325

BMW To Make Luxury Competitor To The Upcoming Jeep Compass?
http://www.auto123.com/en/info/news/news,view.spy?artid=40453&pg=1


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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jon
The TJ is at the end of it's life cycle. Sales will pick up just prior to the new Wrangler coming out. Gas prices are affecting all SUV sales and I am sure the TJ is not excluded. If I was in the market for a Wrangler and I knew a new model was less than a year away I would be waiting to at least see what it's going to look like.
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