Jeep Sales Break More Records

Date 1999/9/8 0:00:00 | Topic: Sales


The August, 1999 sales numbers are out and as expected, Jeep has once again posted record numbers. In addition to being the 13th best selling vehicle in the United States for January-August, 1999, the Jeep Grand Cherokee trounced last year's August sales figures by a whopping 117%!

The numbers break down like this: comparing August, 1999 with August, 1998, Wrangler sales slipped 2%, Cherokee sales slipped 6%, while Grand Cherokee sales (no doubt due to anticipation of the 1999 redesign during August, 1998) surged 117%.

For the year-to-date numbers (Jan-Aug, 1998 vs. Jan-Aug, 1999), all three models showed an increase: Wrangler +9%, Cherokee +19%, and Grand Cherokee +28%.

As we mentioned earlier, the Grand Cherokee was the 13th best selling vehicle in the US through the month of August (last year at this time it was the 16th). Here is the rest of the top twenty:

RANK      VEHICLE           '98 RANK  1.  Ford F-Series pickup        1  2.  Chevrolet Silverado pickup  2  3.  Toyota Camry                3  4.  Dodge Ram pickup            6  5.  Ford Explorer               4  6.  Honda Accord                5  7.  Ford Ranger pickup          9  8.  Ford Taurus                 7  9.  Honda Civic                 8  10. Dodge Caravan              10  11. Ford Escort                11  12. Chevrolet Cavalier         12  13. Jeep Grand Cherokee        16  14. Toyota Corolla             13  15. Chevrolet S-Series         14  16. Pontiac Grand Am            -  17. Ford Windstar              18  18. Saturn S-Series            15  19. Ford Expedition             -  20. Chevrolet Malibu           17        





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