Jeep Sales Down 14% (Updated)

Date 2008/3/3 20:38:05 | Topic: Sales

Despite Jeep sales falling 14% during February, Chrysler LLC tried to put a positive light on the news by highlighting the fact that the Patriot had its best month ever, with over 5,000 vehicles sold.
"While the auto industry is experiencing the impact of slow economic growth, Chrysler LLC February results reflect progress within each brand," Vice Chairman and President Jim Press said. "The positive numbers for Dodge cars, the all-new Chrysler Town & Country and the Jeep® Patriot prove our renewed focus on consumer feedback, such as the demand for good fuel economy, is resonating—and translating into sales of our New Day Value Packages."

The all-new Jeep Patriot set a new sales record for the month of February with 5,195 units sold. The vehicle is one of Chrysler's recently introduced models that achieve 28 miles per gallon or better in highway driving.

Wow. Some spin.

Perhaps most surprising are the sales of the Wrangler - down 27%. This could be due to the initial surge of buyers finally winding down.

Full sales figures after the jump.


            Jeep Brand U.S. Sales Summary Thru February 2008

Month Sales Vol % Sales CYTD Vol %
Model Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Curr Yr Pr Yr Change

Compass 2,879 4,071 -29% 5,564 8,036 -31%
Patriot 5,195 644 707% 9,684 819 1082%
Wrangler 7,088 9,240 -23% 13,225 18,194 -27%
Liberty 7,350 7,588 -3% 15,681 14,729 6%
Grand Cherokee 7,163 10,823 -34% 14,991 20,458 -27%
Commander 2,568 5,410 -53% 6,234 10,901 -43%
JEEP BRAND 32,243 37,776 -15% 65,379 73,137 -11%

Selling Days 25 24 50 49




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