April 7, 2009
Kimberly S. Johnson & Bree Fowler of the AP report:
“Auburn Hills-based Chrysler LLC sold 101,001 vehicles, marking its first month since September that it sold more than 100,000.
“Breaking the 100,000 number was really important to us,” said Chrysler Vice Chairman Jim Press. “We asked dealers to rally behind that.”
The Jeep Wrangler was one of the few Chrysler models that saw sales increase, by 16 percent. Chrysler said it applied more incentives to the Wrangler, but a new four-door model appeared to be driving sales.”
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November 6, 2008
Well, Chrysler LLC has announced their sales figures for October 2008. Things aren’t looking very good for Jeep (or any Chrysler model) at the moment. The Jeep Patriot is the one and only positive performer for the year, up 62% but still down -11% for 10/08 as oppossed to 10/07. Jeep Grand Cherokee sales were down -24% in October as oppossed -37% on the year. That may be due to both dropping gas prices and last ditch efforts to grab a lease. Wrangler sales dropped -33%, bring their sales down -30% for the year. The Jeep Liberty is down -40% selling 3,918 units during the time period. The Commander improved to -48% sales difference, bringing them “up” to -54% on the year. The ugly stepchild of the family is still the Compass. This forgotten “Jeep” sold a measly 855 units for the October sales period for a -62% drop in vehicles moved.
These dismal totals bring Jeep sales down 105,017 units sold for a -27% drop in volume moved on the year.
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September 10, 2008
Chrysler LLC reported last week that sales of new Jeep vehicles fell -44% for this August selling period as opposed to the same period last year. The Commander (-66%), Grand Cherokee (-61%), and Compass (-56% ) had the worst performance overall, while the Wrangler (-32%), Patriot (-21% ), and Liberty (-14%) faired slightly “better”. Jeep sales are down -24% YTD compared to 2007.