Jeep Renegade, Patriot Have Record Setting May


Jeep has been consistently the most popular brand in the Fiat-Chrysler family.  For months now, it has been the one really propping up the FCA in America.  FCA has certainly noticed.  They’ve reallocated resources into the Jeep brand in order to meet this surge of demand and are refocusing the future of the company into this.  If May’s sales were any indication, it is clear that the Jeep is still the choice of the future for FCA.

Jeep had a record setting May which helped FCA keep their sales record streak going.  This makes 74 months in a row of year-over-year sales gains.  Jeep’s record was a first, however.  Jeep sales topped 90,000 for the first time ever in all of its 75 years of production.  Not a bad record to set in its 75th anniversary.

The Jeeps that helped obtain this record is the Compass, Renegade, and the Patriot.  Each one managed to set its own record sales number for May.  The Renegade and the Patriot both had their best monthly sales ever.  This is the 32nd consecutive month that Jeep has posted a month of year-over-year sales gains.

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New Jeep Pickup Maybe a Fiat-Chrysler Problem Solver


The idea of a new Jeep pickup has picked up a lot of steam.  Jeep appears to be moving on with finally producing one and getting into the hands and driveways of people who’ve been clamoring for one for years.  While no official statement has been made yet, nor has a name or look been given, it is expected that soon Jeep will give the people what they want.  Building this new Jeep pickup does more than just satiate the fans, it may also solve two major issues for Fiat-Chrysler.

In an op-ed for Nasdaq, the new Jeep pickup could potentially help out FCA in two areas.  The first is in construction.  The news of the Jeep pickup first appeared when news broke that the factory in Toledo, Ohio that is responsible for Wranglers will also be making this new pickup.  The problem is that the Wrangler has been extremely popular of late and in order to keep up with demand, the factory would need to be expanded.  Due to the cost, Marchionne considered moving the Wrangler production to another factory, but that idea turned out to be extremely unpopular as politicians and fans voiced their concerns.  By having this factory take over for the pickup, it resolves this complicated situation.

“The solution is elegant, not least because it should keep the Toledo factory very busy… Dealers get more Wranglers to sell, the Cherokee gets moved to a place where more can be built – and the Toledo factory gets another profitable product to keep it busy.”

The second problem the pickup is a solution to is the demand from a new market.  As previously stated, while fan demand has always been there, this increase of demand and sales for SUVs and pickups has many automakers scrambling to get new vehicles out for buyers.  The Jeep pickup would be a major benefit to the company and give them a leg in the midsize SUV market that is really starting to pick up steam.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Getting a Hellcat Engine?

Jeep SRT Grand Cherokee Hellcat Engine - JeepDealerNy

The Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcats have been popular with muscle car fans and while Dodge is scrambling to keep up with the demand of the public, the question is if any other vehicles will be getting the Hellcat engine. According to Motor Authority, a Jeep may be next in line.

The SRT brand is coming under Dodge and with it most of their performance tech will be placed into Dodge vehicles, such as the Hellcats. Since SRT serviced all of the vehicles under the Chrysler flag, what is going to happen to the non-Dodge vehicles? While the 300 SRT is looking to only be available overseas, SRT is still going to put its stamp on the Grand Cherokee.

While it won’t be a Dodge Jeep or anything like that, the Grand Cherokee SRT is looking to be named Trackhawk, something that was trademarked by FCA a year ago. By going off the five-year strategy FCA showed off, the Grand Cherokee is getting an update here soon and this new Trackhawk could be shown off as part of that update.

A new name and SRT labeling isn’t the only thing, as the Hellcat engine may also be included in the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, something that Car and Diver seemed to think was a given at this point. As they stated when they first broke the Hellcat engine in a Grand Cherokee, the problem is that the Jeep will need some work to be able to handle the engine’s power and will be undergoing some revisions.

Do you think the Grand Cherokee should get the Hellcat engine?

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