Jeep Sales Posts Best First Quarter in Years

Jeep CherokeeAs the first quarter of 2014 wraps up, Jeep is posting record sales for the month of March and setting up the brand for its strongest sales in recent years.

In March, the Jeep brand posted a 41 percent sales increase compared to March in 2013, selling a reported 5,081 units. The sales numbers for the first quarter of 2014 came out to 12,800 units sold by the Jeep Brand, the best first quarter ever recorded by Jeep brand.

Sales for the Jeep brand were propelled by the Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and Wrangler, the brand’s top three vehicles. The Jeep Wrangler alone had an 11 percent sales increase compared to March 2013.

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Jeep Four-Wheel-Drive Innovation Wins Walter P. Chrysler Technology Award

Walter P Chrysler Technology AwardEarlier this week, the Walter P. Chrysler Technology Award was given to engineers Don Schmanski, Mike Nemeth, Joe Kubina, and Pete Jarzyna for their critical work on the 2014 Jeep Cherokee.

The team was being honored for their work on U.S. Patent No. 8172712, the four-wheel-drive system available in the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Thanks to this innovation, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee has crawl ratios up to 56:1, and the fuel economy has been improved by 2.5 percent.

Their patent was chosen out of 44 patented technologies developed at Chrysler Group in the past year, beating out U.S. Patent No. 8182016, a new seat assembly allowing forward or rear-facing seating positions, and U.S. Patent 8096044, an apparatus for setting the door and quarter-glass in a convertible vehicle body prior to assembling the convertible top.

Schmanski, Nemeth, Kubina, and Jarzyna have received commemorative medallions honoring their achievement, and the entire team’s names will be etched on a trophy which is on display at Chrysler Group headquarters.

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Autobytel Names 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV of the Year

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

2014 is still young, and the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is already raking in major awards, including Autobytel’s “SUV of the Year.”

At the end of 2013, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee had achieved the highest November sales number since before the recession as well as a Car of the Year award from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada for Best New SUV. Jeep is continuing that momentum in January with their most recent win.

Autobytel’s editor-in-chief Michelle Naranjo had high praise for the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, stating in a recent press release, “For 2014, the Jeep Grand Cherokee embodies a readiness to head off into the hills as an affordable family hauler wrapped around class-leading interiors chockfull of the safety, technology and comfort features that set the Grand Cherokee at the top of the heap.”

Another vehicle from the Chrysler Group was also honored by Autobytel this year. The 2014 Ram 1500 was named the Pickup Truck of the Year, making Chrysler Group a two-time winner. Doug Betts, Senior Vice President of Quality at Chrysler Group, called the awards “a great honor,” attributing their success to the company’s diligent work building “world-class vehicles.”

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