The Jeep Cherokee was something of an underdog when you think about it. When the new design was first revealed for it, the response was very mean. Change is something that does not come without criticism and changing something as time-old and iconic as the Jeep look will get people angry. However, innovation has to come from somewhere. The question always was if the gambit would pay off for Jeep with the Cherokee and looking at the sales so far, it seems like Jeep has certainly come out the winner.
The Toledo Blade has the sales figures for the Cherokee so far. In the first few months of the year, Jeep has sold 67,095 Cherokees. In comparison to the Jeep Liberty, the vehicle the Cherokee replaced, that’s the Liberty’s full year of sales in 2011. In short, that’s way better than what was expected.
The Cherokee still has a ways to go before it wins everyone over but it seems to be really appreciated by new buyers. Those who are approaching the Cherokee with an open mind tend to walk away impressed. That’s not to say it hasn’t converted some of the more skeptical people. The article quotes one such person who is still unsure on the design but can still love the capability.
The all-new Jeep Renegade is here to fill a void that Jeep has been absent from, the small sport-utility vehicle segment. One key aspect that Jeep makes sure to strive for whenever undertaking any new vehicle, be it a redesign of an older design or a revamp of a classic, Jeep continues to ensure that the Jeep badge means quality. Big or small, Jeeps are made to endure and offer the best-in-class off-road driving. The Renegade will be no exception.
The new Jeep Renegade will be borrowing some tech from its older brother in order to stay true to the Jeep name. The Jeep Cherokee has new 4×4 tech that will be used in the Renegade. The two systems are advanced and intelligent 4×4. Each is engineered to deliver the best-in-class for off-road capability.
Another feature that the Renegade features to give it an edge in the segment is a segment first in its disconnecting rear axle and power take-off unit. This helps the Renegade achieve better fuel economy and the 4×4 system engages when it is needed.
All the power for the 2015 Jeep Renegade comes from the 1.4-liter Multiair four-cylinder turbo engine. The limited models come with a more powerful 2.4-liter Multiair four-cylinder engine.
None of that power and capability takes away from the comfort of riding in the Renegade. High-quality and state-of-the-art technology was used in making sure that the driver and riders were in heaven no matter of the condition of the road taken. The designers have labeled the interior “Tek-Tonic” for its “intersections of soft and tactile forms with rugged and functional details.”
The new Jeep Renegade is helping Jeep enter a market they’ve been missing from. Hopefully, like the new Jeep Cherokee, fans of Jeep will embrace this new entry from a company that ensures quality with each release.
Jeep had a good May. Sales on two Jeeps in particular helped make the month one of the best the company has ever had.
The month of May belonged to the Jeep Wrangler and the Cherokee. Chrysler Group is reporting that they sold 19,235 Wranglers and 15,992 Cherokees last month. For the Wrangler, that sales number shatters a previous record from about a year ago. For the newly debuted Cherokee, May sales is the highest the vehicle has sold since it first went on market.
The Wrangler and the Cherokee combined made up more than half of the Jeep sales in the US for May. It also marked the 50th straight month for Chrysler as a whole to have positive year-over-year sales growth.
The sales were attributed to an improving economy and more affordable and reliable credit for consumers. Another major factor in the month of May is Memorial Day. Many buyers can find themselves great deals in dealerships during the holiday.
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