Posted by mike on 2012/7/3 16:46:00 (25093) reads
(From a Chrysler press release)
Jeep brand sales were up 23 percent, the brand’s best June sales since 2007, and its 26th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep Wrangler continued its torrid sales pace setting a monthly sales record in June, the third time during the last 12 months that this iconic SUV has established an all-time sales record. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the most awarded SUV ever, were up 39 percent, its best June sales since 2005. Jeep Liberty sales increased a healthy 50 percent, the mid-size SUV’s best June sales since 2007 and best sales month this year.
The international luxury lifestyle magazine Robb Report recently selected the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 as one of the top performers in its annual “Car of the Year” competition, ranking the high-performance SUV at number nine amongst new vehicles from around the world. The Grand Cherokee SRT8 also was chosen by the magazine for the “Best of the Best: 2012” list in the SUV category. Robb Report readers were among the judges who joined the magazine’s editors and writers in driving, evaluating and ranking the “Car of the Year” and “Best of the Best” vehicles based on interior design, layout, amenities and luxury features.
Posted by mike on 2012/6/1 13:04:15 (21560) reads
From a Chrysler press release
Jeep brand sales were up 24 percent in May compared with the same month a year ago, the brand’s best May sales performance in 12 years and its 25th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep Wrangler, the brand’s volume leader for the month, set an all-time sales record in May with its solid 44 percent sales increase. May sales of the Jeep Liberty mid-size SUV were the best since 2007.
Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the most awarded SUV ever, increased 40 percent in May, the model’s best May sales since 2005. For the second year in a row, the Grand Cherokee was named “Premium Mid-Size SUV” in AutoPacific’s “2012 Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction” Awards. Also in May, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was named “Performance SUV of Texas” at TAWA’s Texas Auto Roundup.
Posted by mike on 2012/4/3 14:08:00 (21246) reads
Who saw this coming? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
March, 2012 Jeep sales are up again - Chrysler sales overall are up 34% as well - as Sergio appears to making a lot of good decisions when it comes to sales and marketing.
Overall, Jeep sales were up 36% - the best March in 5 years - and all Jeep models posted year-over-year sales gains. From the press release:
March also was the brand’s 23rd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Sales of all five Jeep brand models were up in March led by the 46 percent increase in Jeep Liberty sales. Jeep Grand Cherokee had its best March since 2006. Four of the five Jeep models recorded March sales gains in the double digits.
The Jeep brand announced in March that it will produce three new limited-edition Jeep vehicles: the Grand Cherokee, Compass and Patriot Altitude models. The new Jeep models, which boast blacked-out exteriors with distinct, aggressive flair, will arrive in Jeep showrooms in May.
Posted by mike on 2012/3/1 17:07:53 (3989) reads
From a Chrysler press release
Jeep brand sales increased 30 percent in February compared with the same month in 2011, the brand’s best February since 2007. February marked the brand’s 22nd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.
All five Jeep brand models recorded double-digit sales gains in February, led by the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s 47 percent increase. It was the Grand Cherokee’s best February sales in six years. The Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango shared MotorWeek’s “Drivers’ Choice Award” for Best Large Utility in February while the Jeep Wrangler earned Kelley Blue Book’s “Total Cost of Ownership Award” for Mid-size Sport Utility. The Wrangler registered its 22nd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains in February.
- Jeep brand sales (37,312 units) increased 30 percent versus February 2011 (28,619 units)
- Jeep Wrangler sales (9,319 units) improved 22 percent compared with the same month last year (7,636 units)
- Jeep Liberty sales (7,369 units) increased 25 percent versus February sales a year ago (5,896 units)
- Sales of the Jeep Compass (2,780 units) were up 23 percent compared with the same month in 2011 (2,267 units)
- Sales of the Jeep Patriot (5,120 units) improved 23 percent versus February 2011 (4,153 units)
- Jeep Grand Cherokee sales (12,724 units) were up 47 percent compared with the same month a year ago (8,667 units)
Posted by mike on 2012/2/2 19:35:05 (1721) reads
How many months in a row has the Jeep reported sales increases? Jeep sales were up 37% - the best January since 2008! Some other data points include the fact that all Jeep brand models posted double-digit percentage sales gains as well as the Jeep Grand Cherokee logging its best January sales in six years.
From the press release:
Jeep brand sales increased 37 percent in January versus the same month in 2011, its best January since 2008. All five Jeep brand models posted double-digit percentage sales gains in January, led by the Jeep Liberty's 68 percent increase. It was the mid-size Liberty's best sales month since March 2008. January marked the brand's 21st-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand last month received a Polk Automotive Loyalty Award for the 2011 model year for "Most Improved Loyalty to Make." The Jeep Grand Cherokee logged its best January sales in six years with a 40 percent increase, compared with the same month in 2011. The Grand Cherokee was recognized last month as a Consumer Guide "Recommended Pick" for the 2012 model year.
Two of Chrysler Group's latest products – the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8® and the new Dodge Charger – were named two of Winding Road magazine's "Best Cars of the Year," an annual honor that recognizes the best driver's vehicles in the market.
The Jeep brand has introduced a new, production-intent concept version of its award-winning Grand Cherokee, a unique model with distinctive yet stealthy exterior cues designed to attract new Jeep Grand Cherokee enthusiasts and customers. Showing the vehicle publicly for the first time at the Houston Auto Show in January, Jeep also announced that it has created an online contest for consumers to name the new production-intent Grand Cherokee concept. The person who submits the winning name will receive a new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. For more details and official rules, visit Jeep.com/namemyride.
Posted by mike on 2012/1/5 7:55:44 (2464) reads
(from a Chrysler press release)
Jeep brand sales were up 41 percent in December, the brand's best monthly sales performance since December 2007 and its 20th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, and Compass significantly contributed to the brand's 41 percent increase.
The Compass' 1,035 percent sales gain in December was the largest of any Chrysler Group model in December. Wrangler, the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world, set a new sales record for the month of December; the model's seventh-consecutive monthly sales record this year. Grand Cherokee sales were up 36 percent in December, its best sales month since December 2005.
The new 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon – the most capable production vehicle on the planet – was named "Four Wheeler of the Year" by Four Wheeler magazine in December. The award is given annually by the editors of the opinion-leading off-road enthusiast magazine.
- Jeep brand posts its best sales month since December 2007
- Jeep Grand Cherokee logs its best sales month in six years
- Jeep Wrangler sets new sales record for month of December; seventh-consecutive monthly sales record this year
- Jeep Compass posts 11-fold sales increase compared with the same month a year ago
- Jeep brand sales (43,577 units) increased 41 percent compared with the same month last year (30,910 units)
- Jeep Wrangler sales (11,415 units) were up 39 percent versus December 2010 (8,227 units)
- Jeep Liberty sales (6,161 units) increased 23 percent compared with December sales a year ago (5,009 units)
- Sales of the Jeep Compass (4,255 units) were up 1,035 percent versus the same month in 2010 (375 units)
Posted by mike on 2011/12/2 19:37:00 (2271) reads
The Jeep brand is continuing to post record sales numbers, and November, 2011 brought in some of the best sales in eight years!
Jeep brand sales were up 50 percent in November, the brand's best November sales performance since 2003 and its 19th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. All Jeep brand models posted sales gains in November, including a 23 percent increase in Jeep Grand Cherokee sales.The new Jeep Compass logged the largest sales increase. Compass, offering unsurpassed 4x4 fuel economy and off-road capability in the compact-SUV segment, posted an imposing 887 percent sales increase in November, its eighth-consecutive monthly sales record this year. The Compass' 887 percent increase was by far the largest year-over-year percentage sales gain of any Chrysler Group model in November.
Jeep Wrangler set another monthly sales record in November; the SUV's sixth-consecutive monthly record this year. Not only were Wrangler sales up 41 percent in November, the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world also received the Residual Value Award in the "Compact Utility" category from ALG, the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data. The annual ALG Residual Value Awards recognize vehicles that are predicted to retain the highest percentage of their original price after a conventional three-year period. In addition, Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com named Wrangler Best Resale Value in its class and, for the second consecutive year, one of the Top 10 cars with Best Resale Value.
- Jeep brand sales (36,246 units) increased 50 percent compared with the same month last year (24,202 units)
- Jeep Wrangler sales (9,225 units) were up 41 percent versus November 2010 (6,552 units)
- Jeep Liberty sales (5,201 units) increased 53 percent compared with November sales a year ago (3,398 units)
- Sales of the Jeep Compass (4,262 units) were up 887 percent versus the same month in 2010 (432 units)
- Jeep Patriot sales (4,013 units) were up 46 percent compared with November 2010 (2,754 units)
Posted by nashman on 2011/11/9 9:56:27 (2375) reads
Automotive News has an interesting article on the sales success of the Jeep line and on it being pushed upscale into new territory.
The Compass' rise from scorned stepchild to a respected ride has made it an unlikely co-star in Jeep's resurgence. Jeep's comeback is the story of an Italian company that took over a legendary American brand and put an Englishman in charge.
With product tweaks, quality upgrades and focused marketing, the Europeans moved Jeep upscale.
"What we tried to do was bring it up to where it was in the past -- the No. 1 SUV brand in the world," says Michael Manley, the Englishman who is CEO of the Jeep brand.
Through the first 10 months of 2011, Jeep is the fastest-growing domestic brand, with sales up 44 percent. At its current rate, Jeep will sell 413,000 units this year, the most since Chrysler's 2009 bankruptcy. But that's still well shy of 1999, when Jeep set its sales record of 554,466.
Posted by mike on 2011/10/4 8:06:26 (1583) reads
From a Chrysler press release
The Jeep brand's 24 percent increase in September was driven in part by the new Jeep Compass. Sales of the Compass, now offering Trail Rated® 4x4 capability, were up 306 percent, the largest year-over-year percentage sales gain of any Chrysler Group model in September. September marked the Jeep brand's 17th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains and best September since 2007.
The Jeep Wrangler, the benchmark off-road vehicle, and the Jeep Liberty mid-size SUV each posted double-digit percentage sales increases. The Wrangler was the top-selling Jeep model in September, and was second only to the Ram pickup truck as the top-selling Chrysler Group model during the month. The Wrangler set a new sales record for the month of September.
Jeep Grand Cherokee sales are up 78 percent through September this year compared with the same nine-month period last year. The 2012 Grand Cherokee delivers with even more refinement and features that can be appreciated on the road and off. Since its introduction, the 2012 Grand Cherokee has captured more than 30 awards from an array of opinion-leading organizations making it the most awarded SUV ever.
- Jeep brand sales (35,565 units) increased 24 percent versus the same month last year (28,603 units)
- Jeep Wrangler sales (11,388 units) were up 47 percent compared with September 2010 (7,765 units)
- Jeep Liberty sales (5,363 units) increased 10 percent versus September last year (4,865 units)
- Sales of the Jeep Compass (4,422 units) were up 306 percent compared with the same month a year ago (1,090 units)
- Jeep Patriot (3,812 units) posted a 5 percent year-over-year sales increase
Posted by mike on 2011/9/2 7:48:23 (1350) reads
Portions of this article from a Chrysler press release
Proving once again that the Jeep brand is on a roll, Chrysler posted August sales numbers that continue the trend that we've been seeing for most of 2011.
The Jeep brand continues to roll in 2011 posting a 58 percent sales increase in August, the brand’s best sales volume month since December 2007 and its 16th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. All five Jeep brand models posted a sales increase compared with the same month a year ago.
With 12,949 units sold, the Jeep Wrangler was the top-selling Jeep model in August, and was second only to the Ram pickup truck as the top-selling Chrysler Group model. The Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – becomes even more capable both on- and off-road for 2012, courtesy of an all-new, more fuel efficient and more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine, and a new five-speed automatic transmission – both of which it shares with the award-winning Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The new Jeep Compass, with its unsurpassed compact SUV 4x4 fuel economy (28 Hwy mpg), posted a 130 percent sales increase, the largest year-over-year percentage sales gain of any Jeep model in August. For the year, Compass sales are up 124 percent. The Jeep Grand Cherokee continues to forge ahead with sales up 77 percent in August versus the same month in 2010. August marks its 12th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.
- Jeep brand sales (40,613 units) increased 58 percent compared with the same month last year (25,706 units)
- Jeep Wrangler sales (12,949 units) increased 69 percent versus August 2010 (7,666 units)
- Jeep Grand Cherokee sales (11,320 units) improved 77 percent compared with August last year (6,393 units)
- Sales of the new 2011 Jeep Compass (4,400 units) were up 130 percent versus August 2010 (1,909 units)
- Jeep Liberty sales (6,853 units) increased 31 percent compared with August last year (5,247 units)
- Jeep Patriot (5,090 units) posted a 23 percent year-over-year sales increase