|Commander/Scrambler coming soon, Jeep/SUV sales up 240% for the first half of 2004|
One of our readers sent us some info about the 2005 Jeep lineup. Intheir report, they mentioned that all version of the Wrangler willsport a 6-speed transmission, and there will be a Rubicon version ofthe Unlimited (long-wheel-base).
They also alluded to the fact that there will be a Jeep-pickup basedvehicle and a Commander-type vehicle as well. In addition, a large Jeepbased on the Rescue is being seriously considered for the future aswell.
Check out these spy shots of the heavily-disguised Commander from TheCarConnection.com.
Beijing Jeep Drives Sales Increases
Expatica.com (English news for ex-pats living in Germany) is reporting that DaimlerChrysler is finding great success in China...
US-Germangroup DaimlerChrysler on Monday said sales of its passenger cars soared173 percent year-on-year to 22,200 vehicles in the first half of 2004.
The company expects sales growth ofabout 75 percent to about 40,000 vehicles in China for the full year,DaimlerChrysler said in a statement.
"Over the medium term, China has thesame sales potential as important European markets," DaimlerChryslerboard member Juergen Hubbert said in the statement.
"The outstanding result for the firsthalf of the year makes us confident that we can successfully implementour long-term growth plans in China," Hubbert said.
Most of the growth came inDaimlerChrysler's joint venture Beijing Jeep Corporation, which sold16,700 passenger vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep and partner firmMitsubishi brands, the company said.
January-June sales of the jeeps and sports utility vehicles rose 240 percent year-on-year, it said.
Check out the entire article here.