Jeep Sales Down in May

Date 2006/6/9 20:41:00 | Topic: Sales

Jeep sales dropped 12% compared with May, 2005. Chrysler Group reported that U.S. sales for May 2006 declined 14 percent to 191,261 units compared to sales of 214,575 units in May 2005.

Jeep(R) Commander, the first Jeep with 7-passenger seating, posted a sales increase of 20 percent to 6,138 units over April 2006 sales of 5,301 units.

In 2006, the Jeep brand will continue to expand with the addition of a new Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot models.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee nameplate broadens its appeal with the addition of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel, the first diesel-powered full-size sport utility vehicle in the U.S. The Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel is powered by a 3.0-liter CRD engine which provides up to a 30 percent improvement in fuel economy.

The 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 3.0-liter CRD engine will be available on the Laredo, Limited and Overland models beginning in the first quarter of 2007.
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       DaimlerChrysler Corporation U.S. Sales Summary Thru May 2006
Month Sales DR % Vol %
Model Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Change
Wrangler 5,754 8,543 -35% -33%
Liberty 12,603 13,686 -12% -8%
Grand Cherokee 11,110 18,040 -41% -38%
Commander 6,138 0 0% 0%
JEEP BRAND 35,605 40,269 -15% -12%

Sales CYTD DR % Vol %
Model Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Change
Wrangler 29,591 32,114 -8% -8%
Liberty 57,951 68,824 -16% -16%
Grand Cherokee 62,183 83,590 -26% -26%
Commander 30,716 0 0% 0%
JEEP BRAND 180,441 184,528 -2% -2%
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